Pulsatilla turczaninovii, a plant from seed collected on the Russian Altay where it grew on the banks of the River Bashkaus. Sown and grown and now flowering on the tufa outcrop in front of the alpine house. Found growing at low altitude, 426m, in association with Geranium and Iris; also woody flora, Rhododendron, Betula and Pinus. Leaves well divided the flowers blue/violet in colour. A perennial forming a tufted clump from which a prolific number of flower buds emerge.