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Pulsatilla vulgaris

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Belonging to the Pulsatilla genus, Pasque flower has a botanical name of Pulsatilla vulgaris. The botanical name epithet vulgaris means 'common'.

The Pasque Flower come in shades of scarlet, purple or white and has beautiful soft hairy fern like leaves, and grows natively across europe in meadows and lightly wooded forests. Pulsatilla vulgaris is a great addition to a rock garden or as a front of the border show in perennial gardens.

The flower forms with pretty bell shaped buds opening with six petals to show a nodding cup shaped bloom; the centre having many pollen laden anthers. The seed heads if left to form are fuzzy and silky.

Pulsatilla vulgaris is a native plant from Europe (Great Britain, France, to the Ukraine). The flowers are solitary, erect-to-nodding and opened- bell-shaped. The flowers are followed by highly ornamental plume like seed heads.2

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pastel purple and   Lavender pink and   Mauve. When mature, blooms are roughly 6.0 cm (that's 2.34 inches in imperial) in diameter. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 6. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Pale silver and   Rosy brown. Leaves appear approximately as a   Fern green and   Hunter green

A type of non-edible flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Pasque flower is known for its phorb habit and growing to a height of approximately 20.0 cm (7.8 inches). This plant tends to bloom in early spring, followed by first harvests in early summer.

Pasque flower is a great plant to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Pasque flower is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pasque flower have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pasque flower

  • Partial Sun

  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

  • Remove old flower heads if seeds are not required.
  • Pulsatilla is highly toxic, so be careful planting around children and animals.

Pasque flower likes a position of partial sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 5 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Pasque flower in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 6.6 and 7.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Pasque flower is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Pasque flower to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Pasque flower from seed

Transplanting Pasque flower

Choose a sunny or partially shaded site with well drained soil, in borders banks rockeries, gravel gardens or containers water well before planting and until established. This species doesn’t like being disturbed after planting, so ensure you plant in the right spot to begin with. The addition of grit to the soil, when planting, will help the drainage.

As Pasque flower is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Seed Saving Pasque flower

This variety will happily self seed – so leave the seeds to drop naturally to establish.

Allow seeds to dry on the plant. Make sure seeds are dried completely before storing.

How long does Pasque flower take to grow?

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41 days

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Pasque flower Etymology

The name “Pasque flower” is due to the flower’s bloom time – “pasque” referring to easter / passover.

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.

Pasque flower Folklore & Trivia

  • Pulsatilla vulgaris is the official Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire (England) county flower.

Other names for Pasque flower

Prairie crocus, Dane's blood, Anemone pulsatilla, Küchenschelle, Pulsatilla, American Windflower, Wild Anemone, American Anemone, Wild Windflower

Pulsatilla vulgaris Mill.

Misspellings: pusatilla vulgaris, pusatilla, pusatilla, pusatilla vulgaris, pusatilla, pusatilla vulgaris

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