Pulsatilla vulgaris or Pasque Flower: How to grow this lovely blooming perennial in your pot and garden
Pulsatilla vulgaris or Pasque Flower is a spring-flowering species produces crocus-like flowers covered in soft down, in shades of lilac to violet-purple. The attractive seed heads that follow are soft feathery tufts or plumes. Scatter these around, to encourage self-seeding to occur. A wonderful rock garden plant, with a long season of interest. Also useful for border edging or wildflower meadows, and plants will often naturalize in a delightful way. Drought tolerant, once established. Plants may be divided in early fall, if desired.
Pulsatilla vulgaris has dazzling flowers and light-catching, fuzzy seed heads that make this European wildflower a delight in the garden. An early spring bloomer, Pasque flower is a choice companion for daffodil and tulip bulbs. And its huge blue-to-purple flowers provide essential early season nectar for honeybees. Leave the seed heads to encourage the plant to re-seed itself.
Growing Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower): Plant Pulsatilla plants in well-drained, alkaline soil with full to part sun. In moister areas, Pulsatilla can be planted on sloping beds, hillsides and raised beds to ensure their roots aren’t waterlogged in winter. Pulsatilla prefer colder zones (4-8) and aren’t a good choice for the southern U.S. Young seedlings can be transplanted; established plants have deep tap roots and should be left in place. Pulsatilla is an ideal companion plant for many early spring blooming bulbs such as crocus, wildflower tulips, and miniature daffodils. Learn more about Growing Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)
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