Astrantia major Rubra

£4.50

They will required more water than most other perennials. Good for mixed beds and borders, courtyard gardens, cottage gardens, pots and containers.

Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of blooms, and mulch annually.

Plant size 45cm height 30cm spread

 

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Description

One of the most striking and popular cottage garden perennials. Clusters of tiny pinkish white flowers surrounded by a rosette of rich crimson petal-like bracteoles. Astrantia are a beautiful and extremely photogenic plant, flowering June to August they are a must have addition to a summer bouquet. Besides being an excellent cut flower and very popular, (we recommend you plant more than you need in a garden for this reason) Astrantia are a useful addition to a bed or border. They are happiest in dappled shade, prefer moist humus-rich soil.

How to Plant Loose Roots

Step 1 – Soak the root in a bucket of water for a few hours. This should be done even if they come in peat or moss. 2-3 hours should do it.
Step 2 – Hardy perennials can be planted into position in the garden, but if you wanted to wait till it’s established then that’s also fine. For this, you want to pick a pot that is the correct size for the root.
Step 3 – In the pot, fill it halfway with compost. Then put in your root. Some roots have a noticeable crown, so leave this exposed and cover the roots. For others, simply cover with compost. If the loose root is long and thin, like an Anemone, this should be planted length-ways.
Step 4 – Plant out into its final position in the garden in late spring or early summer once it has grown. Keep hydrated once in bloom!

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