Masterwort

Astrantia major 'White Giant' ®

Masterwort - Astrantia major  'White Giant' ®

Common Name: Masterwort
Genus: Astrantia
Species: major
Cultivar: 'White Giant' ģ

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

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

The large greenish-white flowerheads look like pincushions surrounded by a spidery ruff of green-tinted white bracts. These are produced en masse above the lobed dark green leaves from early summer to autumn adding bobbles of colour to the border. Astrantias have become the 'darlings of the designers' in recent years as they lend themselves to most styles of planting and mix happily with many different types of plants.

  • 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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