Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Blaue Glocke’
VIOLET PASQUE FLOWER
Very large stars of rich violet, open from bells of buds, in late winter & early spring.
In fact Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Blaue Glocke’ bears probably the largest of all the gorgeous Pasque Flowers.
Spectacular fluffy seed heads follow.
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Blaue Glocke’ is a stunner.
The petals seem to be cut from deepest, richest, blue-violet silk.
So the blooms are breathtakingly lovely during late winter and early spring, when you are desperate for colour after the long gloomy winter.
Certainly it is no surprise that ‘Blaue Glocke’ in German translates as “Blue Bell”.
In late winter silky bells swell on 25cm. stems.
Then they open to stars during spring, beaming at you royally 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.
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.
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.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow indoors in winter, spring or autumn / or scatter outdoors winter or spring.
Indoors: Sow seeds in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix. Press gently into surface. Do not cover. Seeds need light to germinate. Keep moist in well-lit position at 15-21°C. Seedlings emerge in approx. 21-28 days.
If shy to germinate – Cling wrap moist punnet. Place in fridge (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks. Then remove, unwrap & return to well-lit position at 15-21°C. Keep moist.
SEED COUNT: 20 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).