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Astrantia major 'Roma'


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Hardy perennial

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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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