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Planting Instructions for Pulsatilla (pasque flower):

Bloom Time:  Early spring Light:  Full sun to part shade
Soil:  Average to rich, well-drained Moisture:  Average to dry, drought tolerant
Planting Depth:  With top of roots, base of the foliage 1/2" below soil level Spacing: 12 to 15" apart

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Bare root Pulsatilla should be dry when dormant. If condensation has formed on the inside of the bag, open and let it air out then close it again. Plant everything within a few days.

Soil/Location:  Plant your Pulsatilla in full sun to part shade in any good, well-draining soil. They are very drought tolerant and work well in rock gardens or in raised beds. It works best in groups and makes a terrific border plant.

Moisture:  Pulsatilla will grow in almost any conditions other than extremely wet. Give them good, well-draining soil and only occasional water if needed to keep them from wilting. They are very drought tolerant once established.

Spacing:  12 to 15" apart

Depth:  Plant with the top of the roots, base of the foliage about 1/2" below soil level and then mulch lightly. After planting the roots should not be showing.

General Instructions:  Amend your garden with compost or peat humus to enrich or loosen the soil, if needed, however Pulsatilla is very adaptable to any good, well-draining soil. Mix a couple teaspoons of garden food or bone meal into the planting hole if desired then plant at the depth listed above, keeping the soil loose and airy. After planting you can water in once and then they prefer a bit of a dry start when they are dormant in spring and have no sprouts. They won't need much water after sprouting except during extreme drought. Here at the nursery we only water Pulsatilla if they wilt.

Landscape Uses:  Pasque flowers are one of the earliest perennials to bloom, flowering at the same time as tulips and daffodils. Combine them with candy tuft (Iberis), creeping phlox, or spring blooming bulbs. The fern-like foliage and fantastic seed heads are also very attractive, so they are great at the edge of pathways where you can enjoy them each time you pass.

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