Common name is Masterwort

Best known for Popular Astrantia major (masterwort) including Astrantia major 'alba', a number of varieties are available for sale in the UK.

Varieties such as Astrantia Major 'Giant White' which is a tall growing cultivar reaching 90cm or perhaps Astrantia 'Moulin Rouge' which is a dark red flowering cultivar. Many earn a place in the garden

Astrantia prefer a shaded position and a humus rich soil they are a herbaceous, perennial, clump-forming plant with pincushion flowers in summer best known for the easy care .Most varieties make great architectural plants for your garden.

Astrantia Care

Needing care and attention while they are establishing themselves in the garden but once established they are quite low maintenance.

It is best to remove finished flower heads as these plants do not seed true. Astrantia have lovely umbels of starry flowers in a range of colours that are carried on stems above the foliage.

Astrantias have many uses in the garden as border plants, in massed plantings, pots and containers and in woodland settings.

For easy care remember that they enjoy full sun to partial shade and moist, humus rich, well-drained soils. They can be propagated by division or grown from seed. Astrantia make excellent cut flowers.

Astrantia Varieties

Although Astrantia major is probably the best known and with new hybrid species becoming available the colour range is from white to red

There are a wide variety of unusual and beautiful Astrantia cultivars including:


Astrantia Plants and Species are available for sale from the following nurseries

Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham, Wilts SN14 8LA - Tel: 01225 891686
Specialties¬?: hardy Geraniums, Grasses, hardy Impatiens, conservatory plants, tender Impatiens, Salvias, Pelargoniums, Seeds, Gardening gloves, new introductions from around the world

CRÛG FARM PLANTS - Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-Jones,
Griffiths Crossing, Caernarfon, GWYNEDD, LL55 1TU - Telephone: (+44) 01248 670232
We are a small nursery on the North Wales coast, which specialised in introducing new plants into cultivation, from seeds collected on our world-wide expeditions. Which include shade plants, climbers, species Hydrangea, Araliaceae, rare trees & shrubs, Convallariaceae, herbaceous & bulbous.

Edgebolton, Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4 4EL - Tel: 01939 251173 - FAX: 01939 251637
We are mail order specialists of herbaceous perennials, including bearded irises, herbaceous & tree peonies. The catalogue and website list over 700 different varieties.


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