Pasque Flower

Pulsatilla vulgaris

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Pulsatilla vulgaris is a pretty perennial species with many common names, it resides in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. Typically it grows to around 20cm tall, with a clumping habit and finely divided foliage. Leaves have a soft, silky texture when young, maturing to a firmer texture in older specimens. Flowers are either upright or nodding in habit and purple in colour, leading onto silky fruiting heads. Grows best in full sun and well-draining soil, this species would suit a rocky or alpine garden.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Propagation

Cuttings

Take root cuttings in the winter.

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Europe, Southwestern Asia.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flower colour

Purple
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