Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson'

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Size: 2 Ltr

Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson'

Astrantia 'Gill Richardson' is a captivating addition to the garden, celebrated for its striking deep red pincushion-like flowers, which rank among the darkest in the Astrantia family. With its deep reddish plum blooms and foliage tinged with red, this variety exudes an irresistible allure. Whether basking in sunlight or thriving in shade, it proves adaptable to various growing conditions and is not particular about soil preferences. Reaching a height of 60-75cm (2'-2.5'), it adds elegance and depth to garden borders.For optimal growth, plant Astrantia 'Gill Richardson' in well-drained soil and provide consistent moisture, especially during the warmer months. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. While it flourishes as a standalone specimen, consider companion planting with other shade-loving perennials such as Hostas, Ferns, and Heucheras to create a harmonious and dynamic garden display. Additionally, interspersing with spring bulbs like snowdrops or crocuses can extend the seasonal interest of the planting area. With its captivating beauty and adaptability, Astrantia 'Gill Richardson' enriches the garden landscape and captivates the eye with its rich hues and intricate blooms.More Astrantias for sale here

About the Family

Astrantias, commonly known as Masterworts, trace their origins to woodlands across Europe and Asia, bringing a touch of timeless beauty to gardens.

Cultivating these perennials involves selecting a well-drained site where dappled sunlight mimics their native woodland habitats. With their graceful, deeply lobed leaves providing a lush backdrop, the enchanting pin-cushion-like flowers steal the spotlight.

Propagation through division in either spring or autumn ensures the continuation of their legacy, allowing these plants to flourish and grace gardens for years to come.

Astrantias thrive in slightly acidic to neutral soil, their resilient nature shining in various garden settings. Adequate spacing between plants accommodates their elegant growth, fostering an environment where they can unfurl their captivating blooms. With a modest touch of care, including regular watering and minimal intervention, these Masterworts generously reward gardens with a profusion of delicate blossoms from late spring through the summer months.

Astrantias transform any space into a haven of enduring charm, creating a sanctuary where nature's elegance prevails.

Common NameMasterwort
Approx Height (10 yrs.)30-60 cm (12-24")
Soil TypeLoam
Soil pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
AspectSun, Semi Shade
Flowering TimeSummer to Autumn
Cut FlowerCut Flower
Plants for PollinatorsPlants for Pollinators
Bee FriendlyBee Friendly
Flower ColourRed
Plant TypeHerbaceous
A stunning new form of Astrantia grown for its deep red pincushion-like flowers that are amongst the darkest available. Deep reddish plum flowers are complimented by red tinged foliage, it all adds to the attraction. Sun or shade. Not fussy about soil. Height 60-75cm (2'-2.5')

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