Pulstallia vulgaris (formally Anemone pulsatilla) is an interesting plant, each of its phases full of character. I call him my hairy friend.
The dark violet flowers appear in earllest spring and then are followed by amazing fluffy seed heads.
Grows approx. 30cm in a circular clump. Is ideally at home in the rock garden as withstands quite a dry place but is equally at home in your average garden border.