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Pulsatilla

Pulsatilla spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pulsatilla Overview

A genus comprising around 33 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family native to North America, Europe and Asia where they are found growing in meadows and prairies. They have finely dissected leaves and nodding bell-shaped flowers that appear in Spring, hence their common name pasque (Easter, Passover) flower. In cultivation they are grown for the attractive and colourful flowers and somewhat wooly or fluffy foliage and are found in alpine houses or rock gardens in full sun.

How to propagate Pulsatilla

Seed

You can propagate from seeds.

Division

Division.

Cuttings

Resents disturbance to roots although you can take root cuttings in winter when fresh.

Other uses of Pulsatilla

Grown for their large feathery leaves, upright or pendent, bell shaped flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.