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Astrantia major 'Hapsden Blood' (Masterwort 'Hapsden Blood')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
2 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
0.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Astrantia major 'Hapsden Blood'

Other names: Masterwort 'Hapsden Blood'

Genus: Astrantia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Hapsden Blood' _ 'Hapsden Blood' is one of most popular of all 'reds', with lovely deep blood-red flowers, surrounded by almost black bracts. Flowers are held on wiry, branched stems above lobed, mid-green leaves.


Astrantia major 'Hapsden Blood' is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-red in Summer

Foliage: Variegated, Green, Cream in Spring; Cream, Variegated, Green in Summer

Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Open stems

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Astrantia major 'Hapsden Blood' (Masterwort 'Hapsden Blood') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation: Plant in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in sun for best foliage colour.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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