Astrantia major Roma

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$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: ASRO

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Plant Astrantia near a patio or walkway where you can marvel at the intricate detail of this unique flower. Stunning detail on each pincushion-like bloom. Silver papery bracts surround showy rose-red florets. Long blooming. Prized for fresh or dried floral arrangements. Picking flowers results in even more blooms.

For added interest, bracts will remain attractive after flowers fade. Astrantia have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-24"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Rose
Accent: Red
Patent: #11,470
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • 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. Does not seed; clump will widen politely over time.

Astrantia Plant Care

Astrantia are happiest in a moist soil that drains well and would not be happy in a hot dry site. 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.