Commonly known as Pasque Flower, this rare UK native with bell shaped blue flowers and a bright yellow central stamen is steeped in legend and said to spring up where the blood of Danes has been spilled.
- Beautiful flowers
- Low growing
- Attracts bees
- Good for a wildlife garden
A rare native in the UK found growing on chalky grasslands, with a truly stunning flower. It has been used medicinally to treat inflammations of the reproductive organs, but taken in excess it can cause diarrhoea and vomiting and so should only administered by a qualified herbalist.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Purple
- Flowering period: March - April
Pulsatilla likes full sun and well-drained soil and once planted doesn't like to be disturbed. In the right place it will self-seed and begin to grow a little colony, so leave the seed heads on when it finishes flowering. It grows well in a pot too - just make sure it isn't potted into a container that is too large (so not lots of wet compost around the roots) and that it has adequate drainage.
The whole herb is collected in Spring soon after flowering. It can be dried and prepared as a herbal tea but is thought to not last well for more than a year. It is a traditional medicine for the nervous system indicated for nervous exhaustion with nerve pain, insomnia and headaches.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.