Pasque Flower

Anemone pulsatilla

Large violet purple flowers with contrasting yellow centers top the dense ground hugging mound of feathery dark green foliage. Use as a single specimen or in groups for a color mass. Demands well drained soils. Great plant for rock gardens.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationuh-NEM-oh-nee pul-sa-TIL-uh
LoreAll parts of this plant are highly toxic and may be ingested transdermally through direct handling. Although it shares an extensive medicinal history, anemone should be considered poisonous.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 12 in. tall, slowling spreading to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring through Mid-Spring
Design IdeasAn exceptional perennial for naturalizing and wild gardens. Grow in meadows and grasslands with non-invasive grasses. Spot into rock gardens for transient spring color. May be used in perennial borders with well drained slightly alkaline soils.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseRock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureFruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsGrow this perennial with other declicate plants such as Thriller Lady's Mntle, (Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller'), Crimson Star Columbine, (Aquilegia x hybrida 'Crimson Star'), Pink Anemone Clematis, (Clematis montana rubens) and Tiny Rubies Cheddar Pink, (Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Tiny Rubies').

Thrives in enriched, moist, loose, well-drained soil. Mulch to keep roots cool and preserve moisture, avoiding the crown. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a tidy appearance, hard prune before new foliage emerges in early spring. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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