Common Name: Masterwort
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink, White|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June to August|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Pretty pale pink or whitish green flowers held on slender branched stems above deeply lobed mid-green leaves. This old cottage garden favourite that has been cultivated since the 16th century and works equally well in the dappled shade of a woodland edge or in a sunny but moist garden border. For an eye catching display why not combine it with pink turk's cap lilies, escallonia and a climbing rose?
- 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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