General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

Common names
  • Pasque Flower

  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 16, 2014 4:27 PM concerning plant:
    Nicely cupped flowers with hairy stems and foliage. Mine have been vibrant purple and reds, although I see pastel photos posted as well, so may be best to purchase when you can tell what color you are getting. The fluffy seedpods are equally charming, although I snip out over half of them so it doesn't get overwhelming. The whole plant often disappears in mid-summer for me, and is short-lived. I've also had problems with voles eating the entire root system.

    Although this is often included in herbal medicinal lists, the fresh plant is toxic if ingested and may cause inflammation if the sap comes in contact with skin or mucous membranes. Extreme caution and the advice of a trained homeopath is advised.
  • Posted by HemNorth (Castlegar, B. C. Canada - Zone 5b) on Apr 8, 2016 3:48 AM concerning plant:
    In the 'Ask a question forum', there was a listing "Pasque Flower. I submitted a number of photos of results of the crossing of Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno" with a number of colours of regular Pulsatilla vulgaris varieties. I'm not sure how to reference that submission so that it would be easy to find. I would show the crosses, but there is no way to show photos here.
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