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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.
Height - 38-50cm (15-20in)
Spread - 38-50cm (15-20in)
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. Produces flowers in umbels 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) across.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, aphids, powdery mildew.
Place of origin - garden origin. Marco van Noort. Netherlands.
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich.
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