Botanical name: Astrantia major 'Roma'
Other names: Masterwort 'Roma'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Roma' _ 'Roma' is a clump-forming perennial with deeply-divided palmate mid-green leaves and branching stems bearing umbels of pale pinks flowers surrounded by greenish wine-red bracts in late summer and early autumn.
Astrantia major 'Roma' is: Deciduous
Flower: Pale-pink in Summer; Pale-pink in Autumn
Foliage: Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-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 major 'Roma' (Masterwort 'Roma') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.9m 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.
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
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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