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Astrantia major 'Alba'


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Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Astrantia major 'Alba'

Plant details

Astrantia major 'Alba' is a charming perennial with branched heads of neat pincushion flowers, surrounded by a ruff of greenish white bracts in summer. It performs best in a moist soil and makes good ground cover if planted as a group. Self-sown seedlings often appear around the parent plant - transplant them to another part of the garden, or give to friends. Cut off the old flower stems and foliage when the plant starts to die back in late autumn. Astrantia major 'Alba' produces white blooms from June through to October.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Astrantia

Species: major

Cultivar: Alba

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

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 plant seeds: February to April

Time to divide plants: February to March

Flowering period: June to October

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