pasque flower

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Related to pasque flower: Pulsatilla vulgaris
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The main flowers to be found include tulip, pasque flower, summer snowflake, dwarf iris, osmanthus, clematis, lily of the valley, snake's head fritillary, Lily of the Valley - and Pieris 'Forest Flame'.
Dry open spots, particularly on chalk or lime, are ideal for the pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris), cowslip (primula veris), ladies bedstraw (Galium verum), milkwort (Polygala vulgaris), bird's foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and harebell (Campanula rotundifolia).
APRI* The warmest April on record saw masses of bluebells and spring blossom, but a poor year for the rare pasque flower due to the dry conditions.
PULSATILLA or Pasque flower is a good choice for an alpine scree or gravel garden and can be grown in pots on a sunny patio.
You decide what you want to grow and buy the right kind of compost - acid for ericaceaous plants like rhododendrons and camellias, or chalky for rock roses (Helianthemum) or the Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris).
THE common name for Pulsatilla vulgaris is Pasque Flower, which is French for Easter - the time of year when the heavy and drooping cupshaped flowers, which are around 2in across and densely covered with white silky hairs that look like an old man's beard, emerge on 8in stems.