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Pulsatilla - vulgaris / pasque flower

    Pulsatilla - vulgaris / pasque flower


    Pulsatilla vulgaris, commonly known as Pasqueflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to Europe and Asia. It belongs to the Ranunculaceae family and is prized for its early spring blooms.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 20-30cm (8-12in)
    • Spread: 30-45cm (12-18in)
    • Flower color: Violet-purple, white, pink, red or blue
    • Flowering period: Early spring (March-April)
    • Foliage: Fern-like, finely divided, silvery green leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moderately fertile soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Pulsatilla vulgaris is a great choice for rock gardens, cottage gardens, and mixed borders. It can also be planted in containers.

    Pasqueflower is drought-tolerant, low maintenance, and deer-resistant. It also attracts butterflies and bees to the garden.

    Companion Plants:

    • Hemerocallis 'Pardon Me': The bright red flowers of this daylily create a striking contrast to the purple flowers of Pulsatilla vulgaris.
    • Heuchera 'Marmalade': The bright orange foliage of this heuchera provides a nice contrast to the soft, fuzzy leaves of Pulsatilla vulgaris.
    • Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii': This tall, blue-flowering monkshood makes a striking contrast to the delicate, purple flowers of Pulsatilla vulgaris.

    Care Instructions:
    Pasqueflower prefers well-draining soil and does not like to be disturbed once planted. It requires full sun to partial shade and should be watered sparingly, as it is drought-tolerant. In the fall, cut back the foliage to encourage new growth in the spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    Pulsatilla vulgaris has a rich history and has been used medicinally for centuries. Its unique blooms and fern-like foliage make it a beautiful addition to any garden, especially in early spring when there are few other flowers blooming.