Astrantia 'Roma' (PBR)

masterwort

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This candy-pink astrantia has green stripes on the back of the petal-like bracts and these are set round a pale-pink pincushion - the long flowering season is exceptional

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil
  • Rate of Growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Other features: excellent cut and dried flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delicate, papery, soft pink flowers which are held on wiry stems above attractive deeply lobed, mid-green leaves. This delightful masterwort is a vigorous variety with a much longer flowering period than most pink or red varieties. It looks particularly fetching planted with grasses and is garden designer, Piet Oudolf's favourite masterwort.

    Astrantias have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century and have numerous common names, such as melancholy gentleman, Hattie's pincushion and the more well known masterwort.

  • Garden care: Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather especially newly established plants. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7 cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed.

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5.0

Probably the best Astrantia

By Redshanks

from Co. Durham

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    Comments about Crocus Astrantia'Roma'(PBR):

    This is a fantastic plant, it is so versatile and goes well with so many other plants, including grasses. Because it is sterile it has a very long flowering period, and if you cut back the flowers as they begin to fade you may well get a second flush. Although it doesn't set seed it spreads well and can be easily dug up and divided. When I moved house, I made sure that this was one of the plants I dug up, divided and potted up to take with me.

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