Pulsatilla bloom in either spring or at the start of summer, and carry bell or cup shaped flowers, which may be red, yellow, white, purple or bronze in colour.
Their size makes Pulsatilla ideal plants for use in rock gardens or in dry stone wall gaps.
Some common names for Pulsatilla include Pasque Flower, Alpine Anemone and Spring Anemone.
Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower 'Papageno') by cliff1066™.
It is best to sow the seeds of Pulsatilla species such as Pasque Flower and Anemone outdoors (It is probably easier to grow them from cuttings). They should be sown in the summer time from fresh seeds into flats. These flats should be sank into the ground in a completely shaded part of the garden. The flats should then be covered in glass.
The germination of seeds should take from one to six months. At the end of autumn bring the flat indoors for the winter. If seedlings have emerged transplant them into the garden in the spring; if not replace the flat to its previous location and transplant any seedlings that emerge in the autumn.
Once ready transplant the seedlings (or perhaps use a plant bought from a garden center) at a distance of 20 to 30 cm apart into a sunny or afternoon shaded part of the garden. The soil that the plants grow in should be rich and slightly alkaline.
It is important that Pulsatilla plants grow in moist soil, so water them regularly. If you require more plants, then propagate by taking cuttings from shoot tips.
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