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Botanical name: Astrantia 'Bloody Mary'
Other names: Masterwort 'Bloody Mary', Astrantia major 'Bloody Mary'
Variety or cultivar: 'Bloody Mary' _ 'Bloody Mary' is a clump-forming perennial with deeply divided, palmate, dark green leaves and branching stems bearing umbels of dark red flowers with silver centres in summer and autumn.
Astrantia 'Bloody Mary' is: Deciduous
Flower: Silvery-grey, Dark-red in Summer; Dark-red, Silvery-grey in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Open stems
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Cut back flower stems when they turn brown to encourage a second flush of flowers. Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding. Lift and divide in early spring. May take time to establish after division as the roots do not like to be disturbed.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Astrantia 'Bloody Mary' (Masterwort 'Bloody Mary') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drying, Flower Arranging
Cultivation: Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in sun for best foliage colour. Water newly-established plants well in dry conditions. Performs best in heavy, clay soil.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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