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Astrantia major (Masterwort)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astrantia major

Other names

Masterwort

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Species

A. major - A. major is a herbaceous perennial with palmately-divided green leaves and branching stems bearing umbels of small pale green-white bracts with purple-red flowers in early to midsummer.


Astrantia major is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Open stems

Flower

Greenish-white, Reddish-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs Aphids , Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Astrantia major (Masterwort) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Astrantia major

Other names

Masterwort

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Species

A. major - A. major is a herbaceous perennial with palmately-divided green leaves and branching stems bearing umbels of small pale green-white bracts with purple-red flowers in early to midsummer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Open stems


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white, Reddish-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Astrantia major (Masterwort) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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