Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla grandis subsp. grandis)

Botanical names:
Pulsatilla grandis subsp. grandis Accepted
Pulsatilla vulgaris subsp. grandis Synonym
Pulsatilla donetzica Synonym
Anemone pulsatilla subsp. grandis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 9 to 12 inches (20-30cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 12 inches (20-30cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Other info
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2009-04-11
By bonitin
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: Apr 8, 2011Pink Anemone Pulsatilla
By okus
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-04-28
By bonitin
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Location: z5a, Smith College Botanical GardenDate: 2012-04-19
By eclayne
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Location: West Valley City, UT
By Zencat
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By lbradbury
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-04-06Flowers emerge much earlier than foliage.
By HemNorth
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2012-06-15 In seed.
By growitall
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Date: 2013-04-11
By Paul2032
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Location: Kamloops, BC, CanadaDate: 2013-04-12
By Gilli
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Location: West Valley City, UT
By Zencat
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Location: Calgary, AlbertaDate: 2012-05-15Pulsatilla vulgaris ssp. gotlandia
By dorab
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Posted by okus (Lincolnshire, UK) on Sep 23, 2011 5:03 PM

When they have flowered, do not deadhead; the seedheads are most attractive feathery concoctions that are as decorative, if not as colourful, as the flowers.

They do well in poor sandy/stoney soil.

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Posted by dorab (Calgary - Zone 3a) on Nov 23, 2012 10:05 PM

Grown from seed in its second year. There is a dark blue dot in the inside of the flower. As noted below this is typical of many dark colored pulsatilla flowers.

[edited November 24, 2012]

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MissMew On April 21, 2016 Obtained plant
Currently in a pot. Simply listed as Pulsatilla vulgaris. Color unknown
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Thanks for sharing this image by chelle Mar 25, 2015 2:44 PM 9
(Pulsatilla); early spring flower by gardenglassgems Apr 19, 2015 9:25 AM 4

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