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The Pasqueflower has violet purple flowers, with bright yellow centers, that bloom in early spring. They are covered in fine silky hairs, which help insulate the plant during the cold spring. Then the fern like foliage emerges. Once the flowers are spent, they change into attractive fluffy seed heads.
Pasqueflowers do not like to be disturbed and prefer well drained, gravelly, and slightly dry soil.
Pasque is the Old French spelling for ‘Easter’ which is when the flowers are often in bloom.