Astrantia major 'Pink Penny'
Common Name: Masterwort
Cultivar: 'Pink Penny'
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.75 m (75 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.35 m (35 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink|
|Foliage Colour: Blue/Green||Flowering 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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