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Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated' (Masterwort 'Sunningdale Variegated')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated'

Other names

Masterwort 'Sunningdale Variegated'

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunningdale Variegated' _ 'Sunningdale Variegated' is an herbaceous perennial with palmately divided (five serrated 'fingers') leaves marked with creamy-yellow. Branching stems bear umbels of small flowers surrounded by showy pink-tinged white bracts.


Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Open stems

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated' (Masterwort 'Sunningdale Variegated') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Ground Cover

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 'Sunningdale Variegated'

Other names

Masterwort 'Sunningdale Variegated'

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Variety or Cultivar

'Sunningdale Variegated' _ 'Sunningdale Variegated' is an herbaceous perennial with palmately divided (five serrated 'fingers') leaves marked with creamy-yellow. Branching stems bear umbels of small flowers surrounded by showy pink-tinged white bracts.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect, Open stems

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Summer

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Astrantia major 'Sunningdale Variegated' (Masterwort 'Sunningdale Variegated') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Ground Cover

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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