Soil: fertile, well-drained soil (or equal parts of a loam-based potting compost such as John Innes No1 and grit for container-grown specimens)
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: March to April
Hardiness: fully hardy
Sumptuous red petals, each with a velvet-like texture, collar the central boss of gold stamens, creating a striking colour contrast. They are stunning when planted en-masse or used to line the edges of a path.
Garden care: Plant very firmly in well-drained soil and take care when carrying out routine border maintenance since Pasque flowers resent having their roots disturbed.