Pasque Flower



Height: 4-8" (10-20 cm)
Flowering Time: Spring
Flower Colour: Purple, white

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Magnoliidae (Magnolia Superorder)
Order: Ranunculales (Buttercup Order)
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Genus: Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower)
Species: vulgaris (common)
Pulsatilla vulgaris

Pulsatilla vulgaris is a native British plant, although it is very rarely found in the wild. It is herbaceous, and overwinters as a cluster of buds. In spring, these open into soft silky divided leaves on thick stems, topped with silky buds opening into large purple flowers with pointed petals and a golden cluster of stamens in the middle. These are followed by large fluffy seedheads. There is also a white version.

Pulsatilla vulgaris was formerly used as a medicinal plant, to treat depression, stomach problems and tension.

This Plant is POISONOUS


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:

Inside (33 days)
Autumn or Winter
Outside (119 days)
Inside (19 days)
Seed Pod There is no seed pod. The seeds are held in a large fluffy seedhead.

Seed The seeds are dark brown pointed ovals with a long tail, like Clematis seeds. There are many
seeds on a seedhead.

Seedling The seedling has lobed leaves.

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