Pulsatilla vulgaris



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Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’

Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’ is a snowy stunner.
Because very large stars of purest snow white, open from bells of buds, in late winter & early spring, at a time of the year when early flowers are so welcome.
Spectacular fluffy seed heads follow the glistening silken flowers.

Flowers of virginal white silk

Indeed the petals seem to be cut from virginal white silk.
So the blooms are breathtakingly lovely during late winter and early spring, when you are desperate for blooms after the long gloomy winter.

Harum-scarum silky seed heads

In late winter the silky bells swell on 25cm. stems.
Then they open to stars during spring, beaming at you crisply above a neat clump of the prettiest feathery foliage.
Though for me, the wildly harum-scarum silky seed heads which follow over summer, are just as lovely as the dramatic flowers.

Value for a long time

These gleaming seed balls of summer silk make lovely additions to a vase of cut flowers.
So Pasque Flowers deliver great value for a very long time, with their combination of buds, flowers, wonderful seed heads and lacy foliage.

Hardy & easy to grow

Plant in Sun to ½ Shade and Dappled Sun, where they are tolerant of periods of dry, once settled in.
Being extremely frost hardy adds to their virtues.

Neat & hardy perennial clump.

Easy low maintenance.

20cm H x 20cm W.


Sow Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Alba’ indoors in winter, spring or autumn / or scatter outdoors during winter or spring.

INDOORS: Sow seeds in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then press the seeds gently into the surface of the mix to insure good contact.
But do not cover the seeds with mix.
Because these seeds need light to germinate.

Now keep the sown punnet moist in well-lit position.
A bright window-sill or well lit corner is perfect (but not in direct sunlight).
You can use temperature-controlled heat mat if you have one, but this is not essential as these seeds are easy and quick to germinate.

Temperatures of 15-21°C. are optimum for rapid and thorough germination.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 21-28 days.

But if the seeds are shy to germinate – Cling wrap your moist punnet.
And place in fridge (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks to break the seeds dormancy with a “pretend winter”.

Then remove, unwrap & return to well-lit position at 15-21°C.
Keep moist until ready to prick out.

SEED COUNT: 20 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).

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