I was growing more and more annoyed with the fact my Pulsatilla vulgaris was not yet blooming while I saw it bloom in other places (Kew and on the allotment). So I could not resist this little rubra form when I saw it at the spring market. There was still a little space left in the calcium rich alpine trough so I shooed it in there. If both the pulsatillas decide to flower at the same time, then there will be quite the colour clash but for now it brings some much needed colour to the arrangement.
I actually really like how the deep red is intensified by the black container.