Astrantia major Star of Fire

Masterwort

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Smoky burgundy-red flowers with white centers sizzle above the foliage on wiry stems. Commonly called Hattie’s Pincushion plant – pincushion is a perfect description of the flower heads.

Astrantia Star of Fire 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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 26-30"
Spacing: Plant 20-24" 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: Red
Accent: Burgundy
Patent: PP20,284
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. 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.