Pulsatilla vulgaris Double Frills Mixed
- Flowers: Early Summer
- Position: Sun or part shade
- Soil: Well drained
- Zones: 5, 6, 7
- Height: 12 inches
- Germination: Experience Useful
- Aftercare: Easy
- Special Features: Attractive foliage
- Ideal for: Border, Cottage Garden, Rockery
A delightful mixture of delicate, frilly, double and semi double flowers, in an attractive range of colours. The combination of the double flowers and silky foliage, is ideal for giving rockeries or borders a splash of colour in early spring.
|Sowing time:||immediately on receipt.|
Sow seed in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. After sowing, seal container inside a polythene bag and leave at around 18-20C (64-68F) for 3 weeks. Then, place the container and bag into a refrigerator (not freezer). Examine container regularly and carefully any emerging seedlings. After 3 weeks return to warmth. Germination usually takes 1-4 months after this.
The methods recommended to germinate this particular variety of seed are a simulation of how the seeds germinate in natural conditions. By following these instructions, you should achieve maximum success.
When large enough to handle transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. When well grown, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out 23cm (9in) apart in a fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
On light soils dig in plenty of well rotted compost before planting.