Astrantia major Shaggy

Masterwort Shaggy

A particularly fine masterwort, reared by the famous gardener Margery Fish, Astrantia major Shaggy is a small, long-flowering, herbaceous perennial. The pretty, mid-green leaves are much divided, setting off the flowers beautifully. From June to August, the pincushion-like true flowers, surrounded by pretty green and white bracts, sometimes tinged pink, rise on slender, branched stems above the leaves. Lovely in semi-shade, it suits both cottage garden and modern schemes. Masterwort Shaggy holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Mulch well, as astrantias don’t like to dry out.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Any well-drained, fertile soil, preferably moist
Position: Partial shade, full sun where the soil is moist
Flowering period: Summer
Hardiness: Very hardy
Height: 2’6” (75cm) Spread: 18” (45cm)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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