Monday, April 23, 2007

My Favorite Spring Flower...

Pulsatilla vulgaris (European Pasque Flower). I love this flower! In it's native form it is usually the first flower to bloom in the Spring, usually March. It prefers an east-facing slope to take full advantage of the warm Spring sun. It is a reseeder and a good naturalizer.


The native Pasque Flowers that grow in the foothills of this area are a much lighter color but I have not been able to purchase them anywhere.



6 comments:

Wade said...

BEAUTIFUL plant Bev (Pasque)-- looks like a painting! Your blog site is terrific and gives me a great reference to lookup ideas when I get the urge to add something new.

Thanks for starting a Colorado gardening Blog!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Your pasque flowers are very beautiful, Bev! I have seen the red ones in a few catalogs and I like those, too.

Christa said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the color.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Pulsatilla is such a wonderful plant and is used in medicine too.
Thanks for sharing such lovely pics!

Bev said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I appreciate your interest and share your love of gardening!

Bev

Bev said...

Thanks Christa. I would like to try some of the red ones sometime too, as blackswamp_girl mentioned.

Bev