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Masterwort
Astrantia

Description:
Adored by floral designers as a unique fresh or dried cut flower, Astrantia will last up to 14 days in a vase! Each flower is comprised of a starry collar of deep red, pointed bracts with purple-red tips surrounding a button-like umbel of green and red flowers. They are produced in branched clusters from early through late summer and may re-bloom in fall if cut back. Butterflies relish in their sweet nectar.  Astrantia's foliage forms an attractive rosette which stays low to the ground. The flowers are produced on wiry stems above it. They are terrific filler plants for the border, mixing especially well with coarse foliage plants such as hosta and ligularia.  

 
Common Name: Masterwort
Botanical Name: Astrantia
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Prefers rich, consistently moist soil in partial shade.  In cooler areas, Astrantia will grow in full sun but should be grown in partial shade
Light Requirements: Partial shade
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, good cut flower
Pests: None known
Diseases: None known
Good Companion Plants: Heartleaf Brunnera, Hosta, Siberian Iris, Jacob's Ladder, Bigleaf Ligularia, Lilyturf, Monkshood
Care: Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season (see water & fertilizer schedule)

After flowering, the spent flower stalks should be cut to the ground to prevent self-seeding. This plant spreads by stolons if it is happy with its surroundings. It can be propagated by division in the fall or early spring

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Astrantia 'Moulin Rouge'
Masterwort
zones 4-7
 
Description:  Comprised of a starry collar of deep red, pointed bracts with purple-red tips surrounding a button-like umbel of green and red flowers.  May re-bloom in fall if cut back.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Early-Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 16-18"
Spread: 12"


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Astrantia 'Star of Fire'
Masterwort
zones 4-7
 
Description: Clusters of burgundy red flowers with white centers accented with dark purple stems bloom over a long period. Vigorous. Prefers moist, shady areas rich in organic matter.  Makes an excellent cut flower.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: June-August
Foliage Color: Burgundy
Height: 20"
Spread: 18"
 

 

 

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