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Pulsatilla patens
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Zones 2B, 3-6, 15-17, 32-43
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Moderate

Pulsatilla patens

Pasque Flower
Ranunculaceae
Perennials

PULSATILLA

Low-growing, clumping plants. Woody rootstock produces foot-wide rosette of finely cut leaves covered with silky hairs; smaller leaves clothe the short flowering stems. In early spring, each stem is topped by a single large, upshaped, erect or nodding blossom with silky hairs on the outside and a mass of yellow stamens within. The fluffy seed clusters are almost as showy as the flowers; each seed is topped by a long, twisting, feathery appendage. Plants reach 5–6 in. high in bloom and rise to about 1 1/2 ft. tall by the time seeds appear. Best in cool conditions. Need well-drained soil. Good rock garden plants. May go dormant in summer.

Pulsatilla patens

From Russia, Siberia, and North America. Erect, 2–3 1/2-in. flowers come in rich purple, occasionally yellow or white, on plants that grow to 6–18 in. high in the course of the season.

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