Astrantia major 'Burgundy Manor'

Astrantia major 'Burgundy Manor'

Masterwort

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Astrantia major 'Burgundy Manor'
  • Common name: Masterwort
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 75cm

Spread: 50cm

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 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.

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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Collect seed
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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