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Pulsatilla koreana - Nakai.

Common Name Korean Pasque Flower
Family Ranunculaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no mention has been seen for this species, at least one member of the genus is slightly toxic, the toxins being dissipated by heat or by drying the plant[65].
Habitats Open wastelands and grassy places[279].
Range E. Asia - Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Pulsatilla koreana Korean Pasque Flower


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pulsatilla koreana is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Anthelmintic  Antibacterial  Antiinflammatory  Cardiac  Contraceptive  Dysentery

The root contains several medicaly active constituents including saponins and anemonin[279]. Anemonin has been shown to have both cardiotoxic and cardiotonic properties[279]. The root is antiinflammatory and antiparasitic[279]. It is used in Korea in the treatment of leucorrhoea, dysentery, scrofula and also as a contraceptive[279].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it is likely to succeed outdoors in most areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a well-drained humus-rich gritty soil and a sunny position[200]. Tolerant of alkaline soils[200]. Large plants have a deep woody rootstock and transplant badly[200]. A greedy plant, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants, especially legumes[54].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in early summer in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates in about 2 - 3 weeks. Sow stored seed in late winter in a cold frame. Germination takes about 1 - 6 months at 15°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Root cuttings, 4cm long taken in early winter, potted up in a mixture of peat and sand[175]. They can also be taken in July/August, planted vertically in pots in a greenhouse or frame.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Pulsatilla cernua Perennial0.2 4-8  LMNM12 
Pulsatilla chinensisBai Tou WengPerennial0.3 5-9  LMNM03 
Pulsatilla dahurica Perennial0.3 5-9  LMNM03 
Pulsatilla patensPasque Flower, Eastern pasqueflower, Cutleaf anemonePerennial0.5 4-8  LMNM02 
Pulsatilla pratensisPasque FlowerPerennial0.5 4-8  LMNDM023
Pulsatilla vulgarisPasque Flower, European pasqueflowerPerennial0.2 4-8  LMNDM033

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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