Astrantia major 'White Giant' ®
Common Name: Masterwort
Cultivar: 'White Giant' ®
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.80 m (80 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Green, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering 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.
Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated'
Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood'