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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.
Cultivar: Burgundy Manor
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Purple
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: September to May
Flowering period: June to September
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