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Astrantia 'Roma' (Masterwort 'Roma')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astrantia 'Roma'

Other names

Masterwort 'Roma', Astrantia major 'Roma'

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Variety or Cultivar

'Roma' _ 'Roma' is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with deeply-divided, mid-green leaves and, from early summer to early autumn, erect, wiry, branching stems bearing umbels of rose-pink flowers surrounded by green-flushed, pink bracts.


Astrantia 'Roma' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming, Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-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 methods

Division


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Where to grow

Astrantia 'Roma' (Masterwort 'Roma') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m 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 or partial shade. 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

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

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 'Roma'

Other names

Masterwort 'Roma', Astrantia major 'Roma'

Genus

Astrantia Astrantia

Variety or Cultivar

'Roma' _ 'Roma' is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with deeply-divided, mid-green leaves and, from early summer to early autumn, erect, wiry, branching stems bearing umbels of rose-pink flowers surrounded by green-flushed, pink bracts.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Clump-forming, Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-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 methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Astrantia 'Roma' (Masterwort 'Roma') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m 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 or partial shade. 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

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

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

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