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Pasque Flower, Red Bells Pasque Flower 'Rote Glocke'

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pulsatilla (pul-sa-TIL-uh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Rote Glocke
Additional cultivar information:(aka Red Cloak)



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)


Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)

Anchorage, Alaska

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Saint Louis, Missouri

Omaha, Nebraska

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Clinton Corners, New York

Garrettsville, Ohio

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah

Port Townsend, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 25, 2012, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have two clumps that grow bigger each year loaded with flowers. I swear one was red and the other blue (blau glocke) and now they are both blue. My nursery expert says she is doubtful so I bought a red one from her this year. Absolutely no doubt it is red. they are in sandy amended soil and get a fair amount of water where they are at the bottom of a hill I water regularly. Never tried seeds.


On Jan 7, 2009, rinomanfroni from Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I would like to know more about sowing this plant. Is it true that it takes up to 18 months for the seeds to germinate?

Dallas, TX


On Apr 24, 2008, kizilod from Uxbridge, MA wrote:

When the flowers first open, they are vivid red. They gradually fade to a muted wine color.