Astrantia major Abbey Road


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Plant Code: ASAR

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Wine-red blossoms on tall deep-purple stems. A flirty collar of red and cream-toned bracts surrounds the pincushion-like red florets. Prefers cooler summer nights; a perfect companion to Astilbe, Ferns and Hosta.

Astrantia Abbey Road is prized for fresh or dried floral arrangements. Picking flowers results in even more blooms. For added interest, bracts remain attractive even after the flowers fade. Masterwort have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-28"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade
Zones: 4-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Burgundy
Accent: Red/Burgundy
Patent: PP14,961
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Astrantia General Information

Flowerheads remain attractive for a long time. Astrantia is an old cottage-garden favorite, but works well in contemporary-style gardens, too. Perfectly suited towards the front of a mostly sunny site or at a woodland edge. Excellent filler plant and cut flower. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Astrantia Plant Care

Astrantia are happiest in a moist soil that drains well and would not be happy in a hot dry site. Remove spent flowers to prevent self-seeding. Can be cut back to new growth at base of plant if foliage declines in hot summers. Leave new basal growth for winter. Divide in spring or fall every 4-5 years.