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Pulsatilla vulgaris


Pasque Flower

A good addition to a rock garden

Price 1 Litre Pots £3.99 Each - 3 for £10

A hardy little plant which makes a clump of finely dissected, fern-like leaves and charming cup-shaped, purple flowers followed by feathery seed heads. They can take a while to establish but are well worth the wait.


Happiest in full sun, ideal for a rock or gravel gardens, raised bed or containers.


Plant in fertile well-drained soil. Mulch with fine gravel and try not to disturb the roots when weeding. Use good quality loam based compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

Often in flower at Easter, the pasque flower is a member of the buttercup family.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - June
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Chalk, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Patio container, Gravel garden


Typically available

From March to June