Astrantia major ssp. involucrata



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Astrantia major ssp. involucrata ‘Barrister’

Blooms of soft pink to brighten those dappled light area of the garden. Astrantia major ssp. involucrata ‘Barrister’ Looks fabulous massed in Partial Shade or Dappled Sun. Equally lovely & long lasting in a vase. Very frost hardy & easy to grow in variety of conditions.

A great shade bloomer and cut flower

Astrantia major grows best in part shade in rich, continuously moist however well drained soil with plenty of organic richness. Ideally the plant should be situated in a position that receives a couple of hours of Morning Sun and Dappled Sun for the rest of the day or something of the likes. A great cut flower, The bracts usually remain attractive well after the flowers finish blooming and are excellent in dried arrangements. The umbels can be used as fresh cut flowers as well.

Growing: Astrantia major ssp. involucrata ‘Barrister’

– Height with flowers: 50cm approx.
– Width: 45cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Dappled Sun. Astrantia will grow in Full shade but will not bloom as prolifically.
– Soil: Well Drained but moist, although will tolerate most soil conditions.
– Frost:
– Growth:
Herbaceous Perennial
– Attracts: Native bees and also other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Because Astrantia enjoys moist soil, it needs to be watered frequently during times of drought, otherwise it will die. It should be fertilized once or twice a year for best growth. After flowering, cut back the spent flower stems because this will encourage fresh flowers and further growth.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Known to be a good deer resistant option but unfortunately enjoyed by rabbits.
– Origin: Native to central and eastern Europe.


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