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Heiler Hybrids Pasqueflower
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Heiler Hybrids'
Heiler Hybrids Pasqueflower flowers
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Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4
Other Names: Prairie Crocus
Early blooming rock garden plants producing a variety of bloom colors, including shades of red, lavender, purple, and white, that are held closely over mounds of feathery leaves; suitable for rockeries and dry gardens
Heiler Hybrids Pasqueflower has red bell-shaped flowers with white overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late spring, which are interesting on close inspection. The flowers are excellent for cutting. The silver fruits are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from early summer to early fall. Its deeply cut ferny compound leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season.
Heiler Hybrids Pasqueflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Heiler Hybrids Pasqueflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Heiler Hybrids Pasqueflower will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
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