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Commonly known as Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman
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.
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Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Height - 75cm (30in)
Spread - 45cm (18in)
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 perennial. Deeply 3- to 7-lobed, toothed, basal leaves, 8-15cm (3-6in) long.
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Full sun - needs sun to get best variegation.
Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects
Pests & Diseases - slugs, aphids, powdery mildew.
Place of origin - central and eastern Europe
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver variegated -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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