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Astrantia major 'Burgundy Manor'

Masterwort

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Astrantia major 'Roma'

Plant details

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 'Burgundy Manor' is a beautiful variety with ruby-red pincushion flowers with a persistent bract, shading from pink through to greenish-white. It's ideal for growing in containers and makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results grow Astrantia major 'Burgundy Manor' in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. After flowering, astrantias can be rejuvenated by cutting them back close to the ground – fresh new foliage and a late crop of flowers are produced soon after. Astrantias don't spread far but they do self seed.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Astrantia

Species: major

Cultivar: Burgundy Manor

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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