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Pulsatilla patens
European Pasque-flower
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft
1.450.410
(Formerly Anemone patens) This spring-flowering species produces crocus-like flowers of deep violet blue, with a tuft of yellow in the center. The seed heads that follow are soft feathery plumes. Scatter these around, to encourage self-seeding to occur. A wonderful rock garden plant, with a long season of interest. Also useful for border edging or wildflower meadows, and plants will often naturalize in a delightful way. Drought tolerant, once established. Plants may be divided in early fall, if desired. This is the European form of our North American native Prairie Crocus.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
  Purple

Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches


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