Monday, April 02, 2007

Pulsatia vulgaris




8 comments:

Pam said...

WOW

Jane said...

Flowers are amazing when you look at them closely aren't they?
I woyuld love to grow pulsatilla as a cut flower but suspect it may be too short.
I usually lurk here - I have finally managed to find the time to sort out my side bar links and have popped you on - better late than never (though I suspect you aren't near Dunblane - let me know where you are and I'll alter it!)
J

clairesgarden said...

Pam, thankyou, thats what I think about them too, fifty photographs later. . .
Jane, nice of you to stop lurking! I dont know if they cut, they only flower for a short time at this time of year and I have never tried them outside. I usually say Campsie Fells as my location, Dunblane is far too posh for me.

Imma ( Alice) said...

Claire, I've never seen a flower like this, though they may be around. It is so incredibly beautiful that I am going to have to look for them. WOW is right!!

Bonita said...

Just inhaled some fragrance here....you've got a good camera and a great garden. Nice combination.

clairesgarden said...

Alice, I dont know where they're native to , I'll have to look that up.
Bonita, thanks for visiting and your nice comment.

grannyfiddler said...

this looks like something i've been calling pulsatilla... will have to check my spelling/sources. we have herds of them wild all over the hills here in northern alberta. mostly of a pale mauvey lavender color. they're our first wild flower of the year, though still buried beneath 4 feet of snow as i write this. we call them 'wild crocus' and children pick little fistfuls for their mums every spring. i had a flat of them started indoors this winter, and they all damped off.

Kerri said...

The pulsatia are truly amazing. You did a wonderful job with these photos. I don't think I've ever seen this flower before.