Hairy flower stems emerge from the ground in spring sometimes when patches of snow are still on the ground. Flowers bloom as the foliage begins to form. Bell shaped blossoms in shades of blue or purple with golden yellow stamens.
Per the Missouri Botanical Garden, Pasque comes from Old French for Easter in reference to the spring bloom time, and that’s when mine bloom – for Easter!
Flowers are followed by plume-like seedheads in fluffy spherical clusters. Deeply-divided, silky, hairy, fern-like, light green, basal leaves.
Good soil drainage and consistent moisture is essential. Plants are best left undisturbed once established.
Height: 0.75-1 ft.
Spread: 0.75-1 ft.
Bloom time: April to May
Sun: full sun to part shade
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