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Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding'

Masterwort

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

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 streambank or in a moist border. They will tolerate drier soils as long as the plants are mulched. 'Ruby Wedding' 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. Plants do not spread far but are well-known for self seeding.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Astrantia

Species: major

Cultivar: Ruby Wedding

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: 35cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: September to May


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