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Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’ (White Pasque Flower)

White Pasque Flower, White Pasqueflower, White Meadow Anemone, White Prairie Smoke

Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Alba', White Pasque Flower, White Pasqueflower, White Meadow Anemone, White Prairie Smoke, White Flowers

Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’ (White Pasque Flower) is a clump-forming perennial boasting large, bell-shaped, pure white flowers, up to 3 in. across (8 cm), on short stems in early spring. The attractive blossoms 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. The ferny, silky 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 9-12 in. tall and wide (22-30 cm). Will naturalize in a delightful way.
  • Thrives in full sun in fertile, well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential to survival. Needs consistent moisture in hot summer climates. Resents disturbance and can be hard to establish
  • 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, or alpine beds.
  • Propagate by seed sown in pots in an open frame as soon as seed is ripe. Propagate by taking root cuttings in winter

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Pulsatilla
Common names Pasque Flower, Prairie Smoke
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spread 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Pulsatilla rubra (Red Pasque Flower)
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rote Glocke’ RED CLOCK (Red Pasque Flower)
Pulsatilla halleri subsp. slavica (Slovak Pasque Flower)
Pulsatilla halleri subsp. taurica (Crimean Pasque Flower)
Pulsatilla patens (Eastern Pasque Flower)
Pulsatilla alpina (Alpine Pasque Flower)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Pulsatilla
Common names Pasque Flower, Prairie Smoke
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spread 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden
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