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Astrantia major. shade-tolerant, long-flowering and very long-lived perennials in the garden and cut for a vase - cottage garden favourites.


Astrantia major 'Star of Passion'. Find more astrantia here: Photo by Sarah Cuttle


Astrantia major 'Claret': Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period:June to August Hardiness: fully hardy


Astrantia major, common name great masterwort / Family Apiaceae.Species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to central and eastern Europe. Growing to 90 cm (35 in) tall by 45 cm (18 in) broad, it is an herbaceous perennial, much used in gardens.

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Astrantia major 'Star of Billion' promises to twinkle in the garden! Its white and green flowers, surrounded by bracts that look like an Elizabethan collar, are set above lovely, lacy foliage. The long-lasting flowers actually look like they hold countless pins in a pin cushion. Astrantia prefers shade or partial shade and will grow in most garden soils. Adored by florists, Astrantia makes an outstanding cut flower with a vase life of at least 10-14 days.