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Astrantia major 'Florence' (Masterwort 'Florence')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astrantia major 'Florence'

Other names

Masterwort 'Florence'

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Variety or Cultivar

'Florence' _ 'Florence' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply divided, palmate, toothed, dark green leaves and, in summer, erect stems bearing umbels of lilac-pink flowers surrounded by prominent bracts.


Astrantia major 'Florence' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem, Upright

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

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.

Propagation

May self-seed. Seedlings will not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Astrantia major 'Florence' (Masterwort 'Florence') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m 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, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Astrantia major 'Florence'

Other names

Masterwort 'Florence'

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Variety or Cultivar

'Florence' _ 'Florence' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with deeply divided, palmate, toothed, dark green leaves and, in summer, erect stems bearing umbels of lilac-pink flowers surrounded by prominent bracts.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem, Upright


Colour

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

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.

Propagation

May self-seed. Seedlings will not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Astrantia major 'Florence' (Masterwort 'Florence') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m 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, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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