Unknown Pulsatilla

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Lori S.
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Unknown Pulsatilla

An amazingly cute, but unfortunately anonymous, Pulsatilla that has been in one of my troughs for some years has finally bloomed today. The leaves are very flat - about 1cm tall - and the flower stalks are up to 6-7 cm tall. The flowers are quite a dark purple (in case my photos do not show the same on different monitors). Can anyone identify it, please? I've also posted my query over at SRGC so between here and there, I'm sure to get a name soon! Thanks.

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Don't know what Pulsatilla it might be, except to say it is a choice beauty!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Hoy
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Sure it isn't a cross with a bluebell? ;D  Sorry, I can't help but it is a very nice plant.

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

Toole
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Hello Lori
I once grew a Pulsatilla from seed that looked very similar to your one.
Long gone--  :'(

Seed was supplied as P.campanella.I'm not sure whether the name was correct or not--all i remember is that it was a wee beauty just like yours.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Lori S.
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Hmm, maybe it is another P. campanella... I thought not last night but not sure why now.
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=270.msg6306#msg6306

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

I too think P. campanella is a good candidate.  Being very keen on P. turczaninovii, I have noted its similarities for quite a while now. If you're wondering if it might be from seed of P. turczaninovii I gave you, I don't think so.  Over the years now I have grown a lot of seedlings from my original single source turczaninovii.  The first two years of turcz bloom are not really characteristic of the mature plant bloom, at least with the form I have, but there is always a more pronounced and abrupt roll to the ends of the petals, and the overall form is more tubular rather than tending to a bowl. 

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Yes, I think it is another P. campanella... I probably bought two at the time I got the one out front, and somehow failed to record the planting of this one - not sure why this one took so long to bloom, as compared to the one out front.  It's not from seed, that I recall.  Thanks, Dave and Rick!  

By the way, the P. turczaninovii seeds you sent were one of the finest things I have ever grown, Rick!  I'm waiting for the flowers to open on my plants... I think they are 3(?) years old now, but still only have 1 or two buds per plant - distinctly blue flowers, though, as compared to the dark purple on this plant.

The little P. campanella in the trough out front is really knocking itself out this year... 14 flowers on a little plant!!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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