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ASTRANTIA major 'Lars'

Image of Astrantia major 'Lars'

Family

Apiaceae

Botanical Name

ASTRANTIA major 'Lars'

Plant Common Name

Great Masterwort, Lars Masterwort

General Description

Lars masterwort is a clump-forming perennial that has palmately lobed leaves and airy rosy pink, small flowers held on thin stems. The flowers darken in time to a burgundy or maroon. 'Lars' blooms in late spring throughout late summer and has a faint honey fragrance.

Masterwort requires well-drained, consistently moist soil in full or partial sun. The umbel and bracts consist of a dusky pinkish-red tint.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Turkey, Iran, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Pink, Light Pink, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Container, Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes