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Astrantias featured this week on GW...you may have seen me......er Momty.....introduce Carol and her piece on them
I grow a few varieties....this year they are huge. ..they have loved this weather. My latest acquisition last year was a white variety called Jumble Hole and I love it. However, they all are plants that produce flowers with "gems" in their "faces". They are flowers to peer into and be dazzled by.
Astrantias.....favourites or not?
oh yes, Verdun. A bit on the dry side for them here but I've found a good place for Hadspen Blood. Some of the lighter ones still need better soil. They wouldn't do in much sun on our soil.
Hiya nut, think you're right about the lighter ones needing better soil. Mind you in partial shade the lighter ones show up better
Just got into them. Have some Shaggy's aNd some unnamed red ones. WW donated some to me last weekend, so looking forward to growing them on. What are the names of the best pink ones?
all my pinks are seedlings with no names chicky. I bought Hadspen Blood and grew a mix from seed.
I grow Roma which is a superb pink and flowers for weeks.
I also love them and mine are huge this year. I have Shaggy, Florence a lovely deep red just know as Rubra and another one, may be Roma.
I had to move a Rubra and it just naturally split into 5 a couple of weeks ago. 3 put straight into the garden have taken and the others are potted up and having some tlc.
Sunningdale variegated is a superb foliage variety with white flowers. Plant next to purple or black Heuchera. Jumble hole is my fav...check it out. Venice is one I want to add
Loois like Roma is going on my list.... Which seems to be getting expensively long
Chicky....it's only money! Dove Cottage nurseries if I remember correctly has a good range of Astrantias. It's where I got Jumble Hole
I was so pleased to see Astrantias on Gardener's World - I have just discovered them and am trying desperately to get more as I'm trying to create a 'cottage Garden' and they stand up so well with virtually any other plant - I love 'em
How can you have an astrantia thead without photos.
Here are some of mine, not necessarily very clear as camera on the blink. They are a lot more out now
Roma I think?
I would love to see that combination, is it possible?
sorry dont know what varieties
Fair,point Matty. Will post some. Always waiting for best time but mine are out but the neighbours aren't quite. My niece will do the pics for me.
Hiya muttley, they are great cottage garden plants even though mine isn't exactly that.
Matty if we keep on at him long enough he'll put some pix on!
I will, I will I will.