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Pulsatilla patens

The pasque flowers are a delight in the spring, with their multiply dissected leaves and large, silky flowers. These come in a variety of colours, but always have the colour of the petals (strictly tepals) repeated in the stigma, with these two areas of matching colour separated by a ring of bright yellow stamens. Flowers are followed by wonderful fluffy seeds. They are all excellent plants for a rock garden or raised bed. It is said that they resent being moved, but also that they can be propagated by root cuttings! Take your pick: my advice is to leave them alone.

Pulsatilla patens is one of several collections from the Rocky Mountains, although the species is also known in Asia and Europe. It has lovely soft, downy foliage and pale bluish purple flowers with bright yellow stamens.

PLANT SPECIFICS
Pot Size 9 cm pot
Width 20cm
Height 30cm
Family Ranunculaceae
Flowering Summer
Garden habitat open, sunny position
Soil any good, garden soil
Plant category Alpine
Height range 20 - 60 cm

Code

XPE-9
9 cm pot 4.00
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