Pasque Flower, Red Bells Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Rote Glocke'

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)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

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

Regional

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

, (2 reports)

Anchorage, Alaska

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Omaha, Nebraska

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Garrettsville, Ohio

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah

Port Townsend, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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.

Neutral

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

Positive

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.