Astrantia major Venice

Astrantia major 'Venice'

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Size: 2 Ltr

Astrantia major 'Venice'

Astrantia major 'Venice'

Astrantia 'Venice' is a remarkable and often underestimated perennial, featuring long-lasting, pin-cushion-like flowers in a striking red hue. This free-flowering plant is perfect for blending with other bright colors, adding depth and vibrancy to your garden. Thriving in various soil conditions and adaptable to both sun and partial shade, Astrantia 'Venice' stands at a height of 60 cm (2'), making it a versatile and visually appealing choice. Its extended blooming period from May to September ensures a continuous burst of color and interest in your garden throughout the growing season. Cultivate this underrated gem to elevate the beauty of your outdoor space. More Astrantias for sale here

About the Family

Astrantia, a genus in the Apiaceae family, enchants gardens with its elegant and intricate blooms, earning it the common name "masterwort." Native to Europe and Asia, these herbaceous perennials are esteemed for their resilience, captivating floral structure, and attractive foliage.

Astrantia species, such as Astrantia major and Astrantia maxima, present clusters of tiny, star-like flowers surrounded by petal-like bracts, creating a captivating and long-lasting display. The blooms come in various shades, including white, pink, and deep red, adding a subtle and sophisticated charm to garden borders and woodland settings.

Cultivating Astrantia is generally straightforward. They thrive in any well-drained soil and prefer partial shade or full sun. Their ability to tolerate a range of conditions makes them versatile additions to diverse garden schemes. Removing spent flower heads will force repeat flowering.

With their enduring beauty, resilience, and contribution to the midsummer garden, Astrantia species bring a touch of refinement and timeless appeal to landscapes. 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 TypeAll
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
Very long lasting free flowering plant with pin-cushion like flowers. of stunning Red. A good plant for blending bright colours, and a very worth-while plant to grow that is vastly under-rated. Any soil in sun/part shade. 60cm (2') May-Sep.

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