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Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'


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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red, Magenta





Skill level


Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'

Plant details

Astrantias are superb perennials for light shade under trees and shrubs, on a stream bank or in a moist border. They will tolerate drier soils as long as the plants are surrounded with a thick layer of mulch in spring. 'Hadspen Blood' is a beautiful variety with carmine-red pincushion flowers on maroon stems. 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: Hadspen Blood

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red, Magenta

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 35cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: September to November

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