Prairie Crocus

Botanical Name: Pulsatilla patens

Height: 10 cm

Bloom Time: Early spring

Growing Conditions: Full sun and very well drained soil. For earliest bloom, site on a south-facing slope.

Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario seed source: No. Our seed came from Prairie Originals in southern Manitoba.

Wildlife Benefits: Early bees.

Remarks: This is the floral Emblem of Manitoba. It is shorter, paler, fuzzier, and usually earlier than European Pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris).

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