One of my favourite spring flowers is the Anemone patens, Pasque Flower or Pulsatilla. This interesting plant is a native to North America making it a natural in my garden. The bloom is quite large for the size of the plant at 1 1/2-2 inches or 3.8 to 5 cm on a rather short stalk. The leaves are rather hairy but are soft and silky. This plant is a natural is an alpine garden along side of rocks or scree.
Even with rain drops on it the bud looks spectacular. The Pasque flower grows really well in my sandy soil as it likes a well draining soil. It will suffer root rot if the soil becomes waterlogged. It likes the full sun to do well.
This is the white variety. Bees in Europe are attracted to this plant for its nectar and collection of pollen. I have seen bumble bees here busy down in the stamens.
Even when the flower head is finished the seed head is still attractive. I hope that you will look around your garden centre and try one of these beauties in your garden. Happy Gardening.