Astrantia major 'Large White'
Common Name: Masterwort
Cultivar: 'Large White'
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Flower Colour: White|
|Flowering Period: June to August|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
A white Astrantia with green tipped petals that form the same distinctive pincushions but on a slightly grander scale. These are particularly well suited to prairie style planting schemes as their flowers add a different form and texture to the ornamental grasses. Alternatively create large sweeping clumps throughout herbaceous borders where you can enjoy their long lasting summer flowers throughout summer.
Astrantias have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century and have numerous common names such as melancholy gentleman, Hattie's pincushion and the more well known masterwort.
- Garden care: Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather especially newly established plants. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7 cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed.
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