Let yourself be swayed by this very beautiful pasqueflower, a spring-blooming flower that has a high ornamental value.
Summary of Pasqueflower facts
Name – Pulsatilla vulgaris
Family – Ranunculaceae
Type – perennial
Height – 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained
Flowering – spring
Planting in winter or at the beginning of spring, and especially as long as it doesn’t freeze.
- Dig a hole 2 to 3 inches (6 to 8 cm) deep.
- Place the bulb-like roots at the bottom of the hole, spacing each one 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) from the next.
- Backfill with the soil that you’ve removed, preferably blending it with a bit of planting soil mix.
- Water abundantly after that.
Comments on the pasqueflower
These delicious flowers can reappear year after year for several cycles.
They often are the first multi-colored flowers of spring. At the end of spring, a wild hairy seedhead develops, similar to that of clematis. When ripe, seeds detach and float away with the wind.
Learn more about Pasqueflower
The name “Pasqueflower” comes from old French, “la Fleur de Pâques”.
This means “Easter flower“, because its blooming often appears as Christians start preparing for their Easter celebrations.
Some species and varieties of pasqueflower are white. This makes them very beautiful!
Smart tip about pasqueflower
As beautiful in the ground as they are indoors, you can cut them to prepare magnificent flower bouquets!
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Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Violet pasqueflower (also on social media) by Susanne Nilsson under © CC BY-SA 2.0
Pasqueflower seed head by Patrick Schnidrig under Pixabay license
Clump of white pasqueflower by DieFia under Pixabay license