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ASTRANTIA major 'Magnum Blush'

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Family

Apiaceae

Botanical Name

ASTRANTIA major 'Magnum Blush'

Plant Common Name

Great Masterwort, Magnum Blush Masterwort

General Description

Masterwort ‘Magnum Blush’ is an herbaceous, clump-forming perennial grown for larger, more numerous flowers. Masterworts are native to the alpine forest and meadows of Central and Eastern Europe. They have palmately lobed lower leaves with simple, stalk-less leaves on the stems. Masterwort blooms are unusual; they are produced on stalks above the foliage in dense, flat clusters surrounded by papery bracts (modified leaves) spring throughout mid-summer. The flowers are desirable for cutting and drying. Magnum Blush flowers are larger that usual and have ivory tinged with pink bracts. Masterwort spreads by underground stems and seeds.

Plant masterwort in well-drained, rich, consistently moist soil. Do not let masterworts dry out. They prefer cool nights, cool summers and partial shade. Magnum Blush is a good choice for cutting gardens, mixed borders, wild and cottage gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 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

    12"-36" / 30.5cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 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

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water, Ample Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Purple, Light Yellow, Pink, Rose, Burgundy, Crimson

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Ivory

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes