Pasque Flower

Well, the weather this May has certainly been topsy-turvy these last few weeks, with most of May having record warmth.

Early on in the month, we were having frosts, sleet and days that struggled to get to 5°C (40°F) and then the last two weeks have been in the high teens and nights around 10°C!

This has played havoc with the plants, but has at least given me one very nice surprise. In summer, I planted a Pasque flower Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘papageno’ at the front of the border.

This plant is a little uncommon in Australia as it likes a cool climate. Along with daffodils, it is one of the earliest of the spring blooms. Point in case, here it is blooming after two weeks of warmth at the end of autumn:

pasque-flower

I can’t wait to see it in spring 🙂

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