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Astrantias are superb perennials for growing under trees, on a stream bank or in a moist border. They prefer moist soils but will tolerate drier conditions as long as the plants are mulched. Astrantia major 'Claret' bears fresh green leaves followed by large, deep red pincushion flowers on wiry stems. It forms a decent clump, spreading by underground runners and, after flowering, can be cut right back to produce a second flush of foliage and flowers.
Like other astrantias, Astrantia major 'Claret' thrives in rich soil in partial shade, even in moist ground. It's the perfect choice for cottage gardens but also works well in more contemporary planting schemes.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: June to August
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