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Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'

Masterwort

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red, Magenta

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Dave Zubraski, copyright GAP Photos (48376)

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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