Plant name: Astrantia major
Other names: Hattie's pin cushion / Masterwort
Category: Herbaceous Perennial
Plant family: Apiaceae
Light preference: Sun/part-shade
Soil preference: Loam, sand, acid, neutral, well-drained
Flowering/fruiting month: June- Oct
- 0.75 meters height
- 0.45 meters spread
Astrantia are a bit of a must have in a cottage style garden. They're a really hardworking, low hassle plant that flower for a long period of time. They survive in partial shade and look brilliant mixed in with other plants around ponds. They attract wildlife and make a brilliant cut flower.
They are clump forming so can be easily divided. They will flower for longer if deadheaded- pretty easy going plant!
Current appearance: Small plant