Masterwort

Astrantia major 'Pink Penny'

Masterwort - Astrantia major  'Pink Penny'

Common Name: Masterwort
Genus: Astrantia
Species: major
Cultivar: 'Pink Penny'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A new very free-flowering Astrantia that provides summer-long interest. Each rich pink flower cluster is surrounded by a ruff of green flushed pale pink bracts which are attractively veined with a deeper pink. Wonderful in the mixed or herbaceous border, they make easy companions for a host of other ornamentals including grasses.

  • 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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