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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.
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.
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
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