Award-winning Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is a lovely early-blooming perennials, which bears a profusion of large, showy blossoms (2-3 in. wide or 5-7 cm) on short stems in spring. A single plant may thrust over 30 blossoms over a couple of months! The attractive bell-shaped blossoms, in shades of blues and purples, contrast beautifully with the luminous boss of golden yellow stamens. Nodding when they open, they gradually extend upwards to face the sun. They are followed by equally ornamental, plume-like seedheads (resembling those of clematis) in fluffy spherical clusters. Its ferny, silky foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season.
- This clump-forming herbaceous perennial grows up to 9-12 in. tall and wide (22-30 cm).
- Thrives in full sun to light shade in fertile, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential to survival. Needs consistent moisture in hot summer climates. Resents disturbance and can be hard to establish
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- Rabbit resistant
- Easy to grow, Pasque Flower is a good choice for areas of the garden that are sunny and dry.
- No serious insect or disease issues.
- Excellent addition to sunny border fronts, rock gardens, scree or alpine beds.
- Can cause stomach irritation if eaten.
- Native to native to Europe (Great Britain, France to the Ukraine)