Astrantia Major Ground Cover
Astrantia Major (Masterwort)
Beautiful white pincushion flowers surrounded by white bracts (occasionally with a little pink, these are the seed grown species so can vary slightly), held on wiry stems above ornamental and deeply divided mid green foliage. This is an old fashioned cottage garden favourite, indispensable for herbaceous borders and any garden that aspires to that traditional cottage garden look. Popular with pollinating insects, the flowers are good for cutting, both fresh and dried.
Any reasonable garden soil in full sun or partial shade.
As a rough guide planting Astrantia major as ground cover – 4 plants per square metre is adequate with a little patience, 6 will give better coverage and 9-12 will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
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How to grow Astrantia Major
Position: Full sun, partial shade.
Foliage: Semi evergeen Herbaceous perennial, foliage dies down in late Autumn, fresh new foliage emerges in Spring.
Soil and site: Any good garden soil
Flowering time: May-July
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: 90cm x 60cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established add plenty of organic matter to the soil when planting. Cut down to ground level in late Autumn.