Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pulsatilla Vulgaris

This pasque flower, or Pulsatilla vulgaris was started from seed in 2005 (from Gardens North). This photo taken April 18 and shows the first flower produced. Clearly, it is a very hardy, showy, and early-blooming perennial. Next year it will probably have multiple blooms. Its common name of pasque means "of Easter" because of its bloom time near Easter. Even in our climate, it was right on target!

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