Pulsatilla, Official (Anemone pulsatilla), packet of 30 seeds, organic

(2 customer reviews)

$4.95

Family:  Crowfoot (Ranunculaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 9

(Wind Flower, Pasque Flower)  Herbaceous perennial. Native to Europe. The plant is diminutive but brazen, sending up large, showy purple flowers early in the spring, before most plants are half awake, giving way to upright, feathery seedheads straight out of Dr. Suess. Traditional usage (TWM): nervous disorders, shock, menopause, PMS, insomnia. A classic low-dose botanical, the plant is acrid and should be treated with great respect.  Plant prefers full sun to part shade and dryish, well-drained soils. Thick bark mulches are helpful. We provide seed from the new harvest only, as seed has short life span. Strew seed on moist medium, barely cover with soil, tamp securely, keep cool and moist, and expect germination in 30 to 90 days.  Very slow going at first, which is typical with seed of plants that are themselves long-lived. In the case of Pulsatilla, I have 15-year-old plants that are going strong. The clump enlarges every year, self-mulching with its own leaf detritus.
30 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown (seed has been rubbed to divest it of the feathery aril)

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  1. Michelle Hughes

    Beautiful

    Michelle Hughes (verified owner)

    So wonderful! We grew these from seed last year and they just flowered (late April in zone 5b). They are so beautiful I almost don’t want to harvest them for medicine. As mentioned in the description, they are very slow growing but we now have 3 solid plants that made it through the winter and I’m hoping they continue to spread. Many thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi michelle,good work, these are not that easy. i’m pleased to report that our planting of pulsatilla worked very well this spring, too, a good example of holding the flat for a few weeks outdoors and then bringing into greenhouse to germ. I think you’ll find that once they go once to flower they are very hard to stop, they will very likely continue to flower on an ongoing basis. the medicine is so low-dose and potent that you don’t need to sacrifice much of the plant to have plenty. r

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    Phyllis (verified owner)

    Is it okay to plant right now, in zone 7 (NE Oklahoma)? Do they have to be planted outside or can they be started in trays? Thank you Sorry I errantly posted this under a comment.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Phyllis, yes, I personally start these around now into march in deep flats left outside. something magical about that frost and then spring rain, they need that stimulation to germ. r

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    laura.east

    Hi there, when is best time to plant Anemone Pulastilla seeds in zone 6 Virginia, and or do you all have any of these plants getting ready later to pot up this fall for sale? Thank you so much!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi LAura,
      That is good intuition on your part. I started pulsatilla last year in the fall which is when you plant it, including in Z6. These are nearly ready to list–please hit “waitlist” for pulsatilla plant.
      Richo

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    • laura.east

      wonderful! Thank you So much Mayche!!

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      Richo Cech

      right, its me using mayche’s computer. r

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    • Michelle Hughes (verified owner)

      So wonderful! We grew these from seed last year and they just flowered (late April in zone 5b). They are so beautiful I almost don’t want to harvest them for medicine. As mentioned in the description, they are very slow growing but we now have 3 solid plants that made it through the winter and I’m hoping they continue to spread. Many thanks!

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    Michelle Robson-Garth

    Great Seeds, Can't Wait Till They Flower

    Michelle Robson-Garth (verified owner)

    Seeds germinated very well, you just need a little patience. I planted these last year and this year and I had germination both times. This year I sowed them in a shady part of my garden, I sowed some on 04/08/18 (Autumn) and then more on at the start of October (mid-spring here in Melbourne, Australia) . They have steadily been sprouting since 21st of October, but I would say it two and a bit months for them to germinate. Will post again when they are bigger and have hopefully survived.

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