Astrantia major 'Large White'

masterwort (syn. White Giant)

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3 × 9cm pots £32.97 £27.00
9cm pot £10.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Astrantia major 'Large White' masterwort (syn. White Giant): Super-sized flowerheads

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A white astrantia, with green tipped petals, that form the same distinctive pincushions, but on a slightly grander scale. These are particularly well suited to prairie style planting schemes, as their flowers add a different form and texture to the ornamental grasses. Alternatively create large, sweeping clumps throughout herbaceous borders where you can enjoy their long lasting summer flowers throughout summer. Plant more than you think you will need as their flowers are excellent for cutting and adding to both fresh and dried arrangements.

    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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Bought Penny's Pink at the same time, comments below apply t


Well grown, small, healthy plants, in much better condition than other varieties I had bought from a well known competitor (which weren't good at all) I bought quite late in the year & am on heavy clay soil so hoping the ones planted in the ground have survived our wet winter. As they were young plants, I potted some & kept in a sheltered spot just in case


South West


I would buy this again


Very pleased with this,lovely blooms and went on well into the autumn. I may buy another.






Will have to see what it's like this year but last year the plants did really well.

No nickname??

South West Wales

Flowers not as large as expected


Works in shade

Joan the gardener

North wales


Quality plants


Planted these in my woodland front garden amongst ferns. Really look great and get admiring comments from passers by.




Did very well in shady border


One side of garden is shady and soil is sandy in coastal setting. Trial and error but astrantia does well and has a light, spiky form that does well alongside astelia.

Lighthouse Girl

East Lothian


Dazzling white astrantia


White flowered plant to to be backdrop for my ferns.





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