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How to Grow Astrantia Major Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Greater masterwort

Greater masterwort

Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud' photograph by F. D. Richards.


Astrantia major Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Astrantia major
  • Common Name: Greater masterwort
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 9
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 18 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 10 to 18
  • Time of Bloom: Late spring through early summer
  • Flower Details: Red
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Purple
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seed in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe or division in spring
  • How to Prune: Cut back after flowers have faded to tidy and encourage a fresh flush of leaf growth
  • Pests: May be affected by slugs and aphids
  • Diseases: Powdery mildews

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Wet Soil
  • Best Garden Use: Alpine garden, Border, En masse , Seashore, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Astrantia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here



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