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Pulsatilla Vulgaris - Pasque flower
Photo by Impy, Kent, England

Pulsatilla Vulgaris  -  Pasque flower

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Cultural notes

Pulsatilla are suitable for growing in rock gardens or shaded areas.

They are long lived plants once established.

The single cupped shaped 50-70mm diameter flowers grow to about 300mm high, and appear in April/May.

The leaves develop as the flowers fade and spread over an area of 400-500mm diameter making it a good ground cover plant

Plant out in an open, sunny, or semi-shaded position in September, the soil should be well drained, and contain plenty of humus.


Sow fresh seeds in July in boxes/trays containing J Innes seed compost (or equivalent) and place in a cold frame.

Prick out the seedlings when large enough to handle.

Overwinter in a cold frame.

Pot up into 70-90mm pots of Ji No1 potting compost (or equivalent) when the new growth appears in Spring.

Grow on, and plant out in September, ensuring that they never go short of water.

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