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ASTRANTIA

Commonly known as Masterwort



Genus of about 10 species of clump-forming perennials from alpine woods and meadows from Europe to western Asia.

One of the many worts (signifies used in food or medicine).

The pincushion flowers can be used in dried flower arrangements.

A. major is naturalised in a few areas of the UK.


  • Good to know - known, historically, as 'Hattie's pincushion'
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, aphids, powdery mildew.
  • Place of Origin - Europe to western Asia.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump- forming perennials. Small, 5-petalled flowers surrounded by showy, papery bracts.
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus rich

Buy Varieties of ASTRANTIA

ASTRANTIA carniolica 'Rubra'

ASTRANTIA carniolica 'Rubra'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort.
Silver flowers flushed pink
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
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ASTRANTIA involucrata 'Shaggy'  AWARD

ASTRANTIA involucrata 'Shaggy'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort.
Very large crinkled white flowers on shortish stems
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
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ASTRANTIA major

ASTRANTIA major  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Greenish white flowers with a rose tinge
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
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ASTRANTIA major 'Alba'

ASTRANTIA major 'Alba'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Pure white flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
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ASTRANTIA major 'Claret'

ASTRANTIA major 'Claret'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Dark red flowers in summer
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ASTRANTIA major 'Hadspen Blood'

ASTRANTIA major 'Hadspen Blood'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
True blood red but do not put in shade or the flowers will turn white
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
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ASTRANTIA major 'Midnight Owl'

ASTRANTIA major 'Midnight Owl'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Purple-red flowers inside large bracts
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each

ASTRANTIA major 'Ruby Wedding'

ASTRANTIA major 'Ruby Wedding'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Deep ruby-red flowers on maroon stems
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
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ASTRANTIA major 'Sunningdale Variegated'   AWARD

ASTRANTIA major 'Sunningdale Variegated'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Attractive variegated foliage, pale pink flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £8 each
£10.50 each
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Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Short circular wire plant support
The Harrod short circular plant supports available in rust or matt black are ideal for herbs, campanulas, agapanthus, shrub roses, hollyhocks and foxgloves and are made to last.
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5-Ring grow through support
Supports plants and stops them falling over. Continuous steel rod shaped into 5 rings approx 14cm.
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Scalloped Border Restraint
These gently scalloped restraints are ideal for holding back plants at the front of your border, giving a natural looking hold.
2 options from £21.95

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Curved border restraints
The border restraints are made from sturdy, solid 6mm galvanised steel wire and powder coated dark olive green, available in a variety of sizes providing strong plant support to stop plants falling across lawns and paths
4 options from £14.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

Garden Goodies
Kneeling Cushion
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Only £3.60

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