PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Astrantia major, deep pink
Masterwort, deep pink
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period June-September
Height 18-24in/45-70cm
Light preference Shade/part shade
Soil preference Well-drained
Sowing time/depth Feb-June, barely cover
A lovely deep-pink variety of the traditional cottage garden plant. I don't know its name, unfortunately.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Astrantia usually germinate very successfully when self-sown, but stored seed can be a little more tricky. For best results, sow seed that is as fresh as possible, shallowly (light is needed for germination) in a greenhouse, February to June, covering with a thin layer of compost. Place the container in a sealed plastic bag. After 2 weeks, place the bag in the fridge for 3-6 weeks. Check often to see if any seeds have germinated, in which case carefully prick them out into small pots and grow on under glass. After the period in cold conditions, return the seeds to warm conditions. If germination has not occurred, repeat the cycle. Acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions, planting out when all danger of frost is past.
Seed
1 x packet (50 seeds approx.) £2.25

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