Masterwort

Astrantia major 'Ruby Star' ®

Masterwort - Astrantia major  'Ruby Star' ®

Common Name: Masterwort
Genus: Astrantia
Species: major
Cultivar: 'Ruby Star'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

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

  • A recently introduced cultivar which has dark red flowerheads with black-tipped bracts. The first flowers open in midsummer and if deadheaded frequently you can often encourage them to keep flowering until late autumn. Equally at home in cottage style plantings, contemporary settings or among ornamental 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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