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ASTRANTIA

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Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Apiaceae

Botanical Name

ASTRANTIA

Plant Common Name

Astrantia

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General Description

Masterwort clump-forming perennials that are native to alpine woods and meadows ranging from Eastern Europe to Western Asia. Masterwort have palmately lobed lower leaves with simple, sessile leaves on the stem. The umbel on masterwort consists of 5-petaled flowers, surrounded by colorful, showy bracts. Masterwort bloom in late spring throughout summer and require well-drained, consistently moist soil. Variants of A. major will tolerate drier conditions and A. major ‘Sunningdale Variegated’ is a beautiful variegated form that needs full sun to obtain the best leaf color. Masterwort are most often used as cutflowers or in dried flower arrangements and sometimes used in borders or containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • 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

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Turkey, Iran, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

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

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Chartreuse, Lime Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Chartreuse, Lime Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Chartreuse, Lime Green, Dark Green, Yellow Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • 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

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes