The very first prairie flower of spring, Pasque Flower is a signal that winter’s icy grip is loosening on the land. Delicate white to lavender flowers emerge before the leaves, often just after the snow has melted. The silvery seedheads are almost as attractive as the flowers. Much sought after by rock gardeners, this is a perfect plant for dry sandy and gravelly soils. Pasque Flower does best in slightly alkaline soil, with a pH between 7.0 and 8.0. This plant requires excellent drainage, it should be grown in rocky and sandy soils that never experience standing water. Zones 3 - 6.