Astrantia major Sparkling Stars Pink


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A ruff of papery petal bracts cradles domed strawberry pink and cream umbels bursting from the center like mini fireworks. Prized for both cut and dried flowers. A great pollinator attractor! Native to moist areas near streams and perfectly suited for sun-dappled areas below open trees.

The graceful flowers of Astrantia Sparkling Stars Pink dance on wiry stems above its palm-shaped foliage. The garden will be abuzz with activity as Masterwort is adored by butterflies and bees.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24"
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: Pink
Accent: White
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.