Common name: Pasque Flower
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 12 cm
Maximum Height: 18 cm
Packet Content(approx.): 10
A rare and beautiful dwarf pulsatilla, which only produces a few, low, carrot-like tufts of foliage. If size is important this is not the one for you, as the flowers, which can vary from deep blue to white, are quite small, resembling hairy, pendent eggs, and which sometimes do not fully open, and when they do, the narrow petals make a neat star displaying the golden anthers. From remote high places in Asia including Turkey and the tundra of the Tian Shan.
Sowing advice: Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
From remote high places in Asia ...