Botanical Name: Pulsatilla vulgaris Papageno
Common Name: Papageno Pasque Flower
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 20
Pulsatilla vulgaris Papageno, Papageno Pasque Flower: Introduced in 1993 this lovely strain of Pasque flower has fringed, semi double crocus shaped blooms and attractive, Ferny foliage. Colours may be creamy white, bright pink, dark red, and light blue to violet. The early spring flowers are followed by very ornamental fluffy seed heads that look like feather dusters. Lovely planted among spring flowering bulbs. Papageno was the lovable character in the Mozart opera ‘The Magic Flute’. Enjoys full sun, well drained light but humus rich soil. Drought resistant. 30cm H x 30cm W.
Pulsatilla seed can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter early spring to experience a cold spell. Sow seed into good quality , moist compost or seed raising mix. Cover with river sand or compost to seeds own depth. To hasten process place seed in a polythene bag and placed in fridge at 4 degrees C for 4 weeks. Then remove from fridge and polythene bag and in an unheated poly house. Seed should come up in 6-12 weeks, however, they still may take many months to appear so please do not discard tray until the following season.