Astrantia 'Buckland'

Astrantia 'Buckland'

Masterwort

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Astrantia 'Buckland'
  • Common name: Masterwort
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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 'Buckland' bears fresh green leaves followed by large, green and pink pincushion flowers on wiry stems. It forms a decent clump, spreading by underground runners and, after flowering, can be cut right back to produce a second flush of foliage and flowers.

Like other astrantias, Astrantia 'Buckland' thrives in rich soil in partial shade, even in moist ground. It's the perfect choice for cottage gardens but also works well in more contemporary planting schemes.

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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