Astrantia Venice Ground Cover
Astrantia major Venice (Masterwort)
Immaculate deep ruby red flowers surrounded by papery bracts that are slightly paler in colour, held on strong stems atop deeply divided and highly ornamental deep green foliage. These beautiful flowers are cottage garden favourites and look great gracing the front of any border where their beautiful flowers can be appreciated. They also go very well with ornamental grasses, although this is a very ‘old fashioned’ colour, this is a great plant for more contemporary designs too.
Any reasonable garden soil, thrives in sun or partial shade.
As a rough guide planting Astrantia Venice 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 Venice
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: June- September
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: 70cm x 50cm
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.