A native species that is found in many areas of mountain slopes and tundra. The pasqueflower only grows on southward facing slopes and is common throughout northwestern U.S. up to northern Alaska. It is popular in many home gardens and is the state flower of South Dakota. It likes well-drained, sandy, and gravelly soils as well as roadsides.
This flower is the first wildflower to bloom in the spring in several areas. The fuzy petals of the plant are a beautiful shade of purple when they first open with yellow centers. A low-growing wildflower from 6-8 inches tall. Will grow in shade or full sun. It looks particularly beautiful in a rock garden or in the front of a border.
Bloom Time: April & May