Can't beat P. vulgaris

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Kelaidis
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Well, I'm disappointed my plant may be the real Pulsatilla slavica, since I no longer have it! As for your plant, Rick, it may be vulgaris, but that shouldn't alter your fondness for it: it's a gorgeous form. What's in a name, after all? I rather have a great plant!

For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

Hoy
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That is one of the reasons that I don't bother taking care of the labels. You never know if you have the right thing! Even plants and seed bought from reliable sources may prove wrong. I like plants for the plants sake not its name!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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The first P. vulgaris opened yesterday..I have a few colour forms but this dark one always blooms much earlier than the others.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Kelaidis
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Wow, Todd! That's gorgeous...

I don't ever think of the thousands of pulsatillas I have grown (and I mean thousands) that I have seen anything like it. Except for P. pratensis, which is nodding. Wonder if it's a hybrid.

Do you get seed?

For every minion of the peaks there are a dozen steppe children growing in the dry Continental heart of all hemispheres still unknown to horticulture.

Hoy
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Not the showy colors maybe, but a very fine plant when you find it! To hit the blooming you have to look when the carpet of snow disappear. This year I was a little too late but caught the last flowers of Pulsatilla vernalis (Mogop!).

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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If you get seed of this one Trond it would be most appreciated!  I have tried it twice and each time they ended up being P. vulgaris!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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Todd wrote:

If you get seed of this one Trond it would be most appreciated!  I have tried it twice and each time they ended up being P. vulgaris!

Certainly! But you have to cross your fingers: Two years ago a hare ate all the flowers, last year a herd of sheep managed to get through the fence and ate all the seedheads (and a lot more - among them all the Gentiana purpurea in flower) and this year we have a bunch (or what do you say about this animal?) elk (moose) browsing around the place.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Nice plants!
Trond, I`d like to line up for seeds of vernalis also, if it doesn`t get eaten this year!

Here is one of my 2 beginning plants of P vulgaris, 2010; last year was their first spring after being planted in this bed (previous winter was still in the nursery pots sunk in the ground). I have to say I love to see the foliage poking up in spring--things in general are very slow to start here, and this bed turns out to be in a cool spot...oh well!

   

Ironically, when the flowers opened in mid-May, we were having some very warm dry weather, so the flowers opened wide ( I prefer them half open!)

 

A few days later, on a cooler day, they returned to form  ;D

   

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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