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Astrantia major

Masterwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Spread0.35m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink or white
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Astrantia major (Masterwort). This perennial has large lobed leaves and they will form a neat clump. The flowers are pink or white and disc-shaped, and they will bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

C.E.Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Naturaliser, cutting bed, dried arrangements, borders, under shrubs. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will prefer to have soil that does not dry out.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring or by seeds when fresh in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Snails and slugs.

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