Astrantia 'Roma' (PBR)
Common Name: Masterwort
Cultivar: 'Roma' (PBR)
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 1.00 m (100 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Pink|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: June to September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Delicate papery soft pink flowers which are held on wiry stems above attractive deeply lobed mid-green leaves. This delightful masterwort is a vigorous variety with a much longer flowering period than most pink or red varieties. It looks particularly fetching planted with grasses and is garden designer Piet Oudolf's favourite masterwort.
Astrantias have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century and have numerous common names such as melancholy gentleman, Hattie's pincushion and the more well known masterwort.
- 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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