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Astrantia major 'Claret'


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Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Astrantia major 'Claret'

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Astrantias are superb perennials for under trees, on a streambank or in a moist border. They will tolerate drier soils as long as the plants are mulched 'Claret' is a beautiful variety with deep red pincushion flowers. After flowering, plants can be rejuvenated by cutting them back close to the ground - fresh new foliage and a late crop of flowers start appearing shortly after. Plants do not spread far but are well-known for self seeding.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Astrantia

Species: major

Cultivar: Claret

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: June to August

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