Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'

Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'

Masterwort

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Astrantia major 'Hadspen Blood'
  • Common name: Masterwort
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 35cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colours:
  • Red
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Astrantias are superb perennials for light shade under trees and shrubs, on a stream bank or in a moist border. They will tolerate drier soils as long as the plants are surrounded with a thick layer of mulch in spring.

Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' is a beautiful astrantia, bearing carmine-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. Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' does not spread far, but is likely to self-seed readily.

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

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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