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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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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. Flowers in umbels 2-3cm (¾-1½in) across above attractive 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)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs, aphids, powdery mildew
Place of origin - garden origin. Darwin Plants, Netherlands
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.