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Astrantia major 'Roma'

Masterwort

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Paul Debois, copyright GAP Photos (33620)

Plant details

Astrantias are superb perennials for under trees, on a stream bank or in a moist border. They  tolerate drier soils as long as the plants are mulched. Astrantia major 'Roma' is a beautiful variety with ruby-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. Astrantias don't spread far but are well known for self-seeding.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Astrantia

Species: major

Cultivar: Roma

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: September to May

Flowering period: June to September


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