A beautiful perennial with purple bell-shaped flowers with lots of yellow stamens that bloom on hairy stems over deeply cut, ferny, light green foliage. Also known as the Pasque Flower, it blooms in early spring. These early flowers are a great source of nectar for early honeybees. The flowers are followed by showy, fluffy seed heads.
Prefers a sunny spot in moist but well drained soil. Good in lime-rich soil.
They are now a rare sight in the UK due to the destruction and degradation of their chalk grassland habitat as a result of land-use changes and reduced grazing.
Attractive to pollinators.
Height 30cm x Width – 30cm.