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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.

Further Reading....

  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - known, historically, as 'Hattie's pincushion'. Good left as autumn and winter feature or as dried flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, aphids, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Europe to western Asia.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich

Buy Varieties of ASTRANTIA

ASTRANTIA involucrata 'Shaggy'

ASTRANTIA involucrata 'Shaggy'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort.
Very large crinkled white flowers on shortish stems
 
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£12.50 each 
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ASTRANTIA major

ASTRANTIA major  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Greenish white flowers with a rose tinge
 
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£12.50 each 
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ASTRANTIA major 'Alba'

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Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Pure white flowers
 
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£12.50 each 
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ASTRANTIA major 'Claret'

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Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Dark red flowers in summer
 
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£12.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

ASTRANTIA major 'Florence'

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Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Pale lavender pink
 
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£12.50 each 
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ASTRANTIA major 'Gill Richardson'

ASTRANTIA major 'Gill Richardson'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Large, very dark red flowers
 
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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
 
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£12.50 each 
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ASTRANTIA major 'Moulin Rouge'

ASTRANTIA major 'Moulin Rouge'  >


Commonly known as: Masterwort.
Deep red pin-cushion flowers surrounded by a ruff of red bracts which appear from early to late summer
 
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£12.50 each 
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ASTRANTIA major 'Ruby Wedding'

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Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Deep ruby-red flowers on maroon stems
 
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£12.50 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

ASTRANTIA major 'Venice'

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Commonly known as: Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman.
Deep purplish red
 
Multibuy Any 3+ for £11 each
£12.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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