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botanical name:
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Pulsatilla vulgaris © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Paque flower
synonyms:  Anemone pulsatilla
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.23m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Lovely nodding cup-shaped flowers held above soft, ferny foliage. The flowers are followed by seedheads which last well in to summer. Typically colours are mauve. but a wide range of purples, reds and whites are now available.

Free-draining, gritty soil in full sun. Once established, they resent disturbance and division of clumps is rarely successful.

From seed, will self seed in favourable conditions.

other notes:
Wildflower of chalk and limestone grasslands, rare in Britain.
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