10 Unusual Spring Flowers

These elegant early bloomers carpet the ground with color.

By C. Colston Burrell


Pasque flowers demand well-drained soil.Pasque flower (Pulsatilla) have gorgeous purplish blue flowers and demand a well-drained spot with sandy or gravelly soil and a neutral pH. For areas with wetter and warmer winters, try European pasque flower. Pasque flowers do not grow well in regions with hot, humid summers.

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