Astrantia major

Greater Masterwort

Also known as Aunt Hattie’s pincushion, Astrantia major is a herbaceous, clump-forming perennial, with an upright habit. The 3-5 lobed leaves, rather like a buttercup’s, are mid-green. The flowers rise on wiry stems to 2’/60cm above the clump. True, pincushion-like flowers are surrounded by a rosette of whitish, veined, petal-like bracts, tinged with pink and green; they are good for pollinators, and show really well in partial shade. Ideal for a cottage garden planting in partial shade, but also good in a city garden. Greater masterwort can cope with drier soils.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil
Position: Best in partial shade; tolerates full sun
Season of interest: Summer
Hardiness: Very hardy
Height: 2’ (60cm) Spread: up to 20” (50cm) in 2-5 years

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
Price
€4
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Out of stock
Thanks for signing up for restock notifications!
There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again.

Sign up for restock notifications

Notify Me

Recommended for You