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ASTRANTIA major 'Primadonna'

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Family

Apiaceae

Botanical Name

ASTRANTIA major 'Primadonna'

Plant Common Name

Great Masterwort, Primadonna Masterwort

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General Description

Masterwort is a clump-forming perennial with palmately lobed lower leaves and simple leaves on the stem. Native to Central and Eastern Europe, it blooms in late spring and throughout mid-summer. The floral umbel consists of a creamy-white, pink, green, or occasionally deep purple-red center surrounded by petal-like pinkish or greenish bracts.

Masterwort requires well-drained, consistently moist soil. This species and its cultivars will tolerate drier conditions and are most often used as cutflowers or dried flowers. They are dainty and airy additions to a woodland meadow landscape, along a stream or in a moist-soiled bed in a cottage garden. 'Hadspen Blood' flowers are dark red, 'Rosensinfonie' flowers are rosy pink and 'Sunningdale Variegated' has very nice creamy yellow and green leaves and has a pale pink flower.

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

    12"-36" / 30.5cm - 91.4cm

  • 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

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

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes