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