Pulsatilla vulgaris Violet Bells description
Large, nodding blue flowers in spring.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front or middle of a border, alpine bed, rock garden or by a patio and is undemanding in any reasonably drained soil.
Also known as Anemone Pulsatilla Violet.
Common name: Blue Pasque Flower.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Buy alpines and rockery plants from Boundary Nursery.