(Pasque Flower). A;pine. To 30 cms. Lovely flowers in shades of lavender, purple or violet in spring and often again in autumn. The silky, hairy flowers are followed by attractive seed heads that are soft feathery tufts or plumes. A wonderful rock garden plant, with a long season of interest. Also useful for border edging. Drought tolerant, once established. Sun and good drainage essential. Semi dormant in winter.
To 20 cms. Flowers July to early August at about the same time as snowdrops. Ideal for lightly wooded or shrubby area, not under evergreens. Humous rich soil that is moist from winter to early spring. Take care when planting as its hard to tell top from bottom. Dormant autumn to early winter.
To 60 cms in height. Unusual flowers that are a group of tightly packed florets that are backed by petal-like bracts. This makes the flowers look much like a star or a firework. Sun/part shade. Clump forming, hardy perennial. Could include pink shades or pink/green/white. Winter dormant.