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Astrantia major ‘Bloody Mary’

Masterwort

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Astrantia major 'Bloody Mary'
  • Common name: Masterwort
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Astrantia major is a summer-flowering perennial, bearing branched heads of neat pincushion flowers surrounded by a ruff of greenish white bracts. It does best in a moist soil and makes good ground cover if planted in clumps.

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Astrantia ‘Bloody Mary’ has deeply divided, dark green leaves and dark red flowers with a silvery green centre. It’s ideal for growing towards the front of a mixed herbaceous border, especially in a cottage garden setting. 

How to grow Astrantia 'Bloody Mary'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Astrantia 'Bloody Mary' and wildlife

Astrantia 'Bloody Mary' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Astrantia 'Bloody Mary' poisonous?

Astrantia 'Bloody Mary' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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