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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pasqueflower meadow anemone
April fools badgers blue money blue tulip cat's eyes Coventry bells Dane's blood Dane's flower dream herb Easter flower flaw flower flower of the wind gosling hart's horn plant headache plant lion's beard mayflower passeflower prairie smoke rock lily
Pulsatilla are herbaceous perennials forming clumps of finely dissected leaves, with solitary, hairy bell-shaped or cup-shaped flowers followed by silky-plumed seed-heads
P. vulgaris is a perennial to 20cm, forming a clump of finely dissected basal leaves, silky when young. Flowers 5-9cm in width, erect or nodding, violet, followed by silky fruiting heads
Europe, SW Asia
Toxicity Can cause mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in very well-drained soil in full sun; suitable for rock garden, scree or alpine bed. Resents disturbance and can be hard to establish
Propagate by seed or take root cuttings in the winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Slugs may eat the flowers
Generally disease free
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