Prairie Crocus

Pulsatilla patens

Light Conditions: Sun
Soil Conditions: Well Drained to Dry
Exposure Conditions: Exposed
Size: 4-16" T & 8-12" W
Bloom Period: Late March to April
Bloom Colour: Pale Purple
Growth Habit: Very Slow
Spreads By: Seed

Good For Small Spaces
Good For Large Spaces
Long Bloom Time


Attractive Seed Heads
Fall Color
Deer Resistant
Edible/Medicinal Properties

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Seeds Per Package: 35

Description: This wildflower is a welcome site when it appears in the early spring, often through the snow. Soft purple blooms turn to fluffy seed heads that linger into the summer and have an extend presence in the garden. Prairie Crocus is a slow growing species that can disappear completely by late summer when small. Plant in a well-drained sunny spot.

Found in Nature: Well drained open prairie meadows and sunny hillsides.

Distribution: Prairies, Foothill to Subalpine

Important Information: The "Bloom Period" is an indicator of the time period within which the wildflowers will bloom and does not describe the time period that a single plant will bloom. The "Sizes" listed are intended to be a general guideline to consult during plant selection. Plant growth and bloom times will vary depending on geographical location & individual site conditions. Please contact us with any questions you may have.