Pasque FlowerSeeds - Anemone patens wolfgangiana, South Dakota state flower !
Pasque Flower is one of the first perennial flowers to bloom in the spring. The delicate lavender flowers appear before the leaves of the plant. In addition to the beautiful, early bloom, other desirable qualities of the Pasque Flower are its height (only about 6"), ability to grow in dry soils, the attractive furry leaves that remain well into the summer, and even the silvery plume-like seedhead. Pasque Flower is hardy in zones 4-8 and is calcareous so therefore needs an alkaline soil with a pH of 7 to 8.
You may also hear it called simply Anemone patens, Pulsatilla patens or Pulsatilla nuttalliana. In South Dakota, where it is the state flower, this well-known native plant will be referred to as the May Day Flower, Meadow Anemone, Easter Flower, or Wind Flower. It is a member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family.
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Spring and summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 7.2
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches
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