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Pasque Flower 'Rubra'

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: Rubra

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (red-purple)

Red

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Scottville, Michigan

Columbia, Missouri

Fargo, North Dakota

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 19, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

After the first time seeing this little guy bloom, I had to go buy a couple more!! Carefree, beautiful, and nicely enlarging clumps...just a great plant I wish I saw in gardens more often!

Positive

On Apr 11, 2004, stevenova from Newcastle,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

An excellent red flowered cultivar which though seed grown will produce a good selection of red forms of various petal width and quality, the best being almost brick-red with long and broad petals (tepals).
Like all members of this genus, the plant is very long lived and makes good sized clumps.

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