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Pulsatilla alpina (Alpine Pasque Flower)

Alpine Pasque Flower, Alpine Pasqueflower, Alpine Anemone


Pulsatilla alpina (Alpine Pasque Flower) is a tufted perennial boasting upright or nodding, cup-shaped, solitary, white (sometimes blue or pink flushed) flowers, 2-3 in. across (4-6 cm), on short stems in spring and early summer. The attractive blossoms contrast beautifully with the luminous boss of golden yellow stamens. They are followed by equally ornamental, huge feathery seed heads, which add to the charm of the plant. The ferny, silky basal foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season. Pasque Flowers will seed themselves all over, if you are lucky, then go summer dormant. Enjoying a long season of interest, these low growing plants are suitable for rock gardens or the front of the perennial border. They combine well with spring-flowering bulbs and ground covers.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and 4 in. wide (10 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential to survival.
  • 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, or alpine beds.
  • Native to central and southern Europe and Caucasus.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pulsatilla - Pasque Flowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pulsatilla - Pasque Flowers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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