Pasque Flower –
These plants grow ornamental clumps of low growing, deeply cut, silky, hairy green leaves. Bell shaped solitary flowers appear atop thick stems before the foliage emerges. Foliage begins to grow as the flowers fade. Blooms are replaced by silvery downy seedheads which are quite showy. Blooms in early spring. Doesn’t like to be transplanted.
They’re called ‘Pasque Flowers’ because they are still in full bloom around the time of Passover.
A wonderful little silky-haired plant with red, urn-shaped flowers which bloom as the furry tufts of pinnately dissected foliage unfurl. Attractive fluffy-looking seedheads rise above the plant after flowering.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Basket-of-gold – Citrina basket-of-gold has masses of soft lemon flowers that bloom at the same time as pasque flower in sunny rock gardens.
Rock cress – Brilliant purple rock cress blends well with the pale flowers of pasque flower in well-drained rock gardens.
Phlox – Blooming at the same time, low-growing moss pink comes ins white, pinks, and lavender and is a fine companion for pasque flower