Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'

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Buy Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy' masterwort: Larger flowers with a ragged appearance

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

    Exceptionally long, green-tipped, white bracts that are often incurved in the middle and raggedly toothed towards the ends, surround umbels of greenish white flowers, creating larger than average flower heads. In ideal conditions this masterwort will self seed freely if the faded flowers are not removed, but the resulting seedlings rarely come true to type.

  • 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 5-7cm 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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Beautiful plant


It has struggled at first our heavy clay but has established itself now and is a favourite plant It lights up a shady border and is so delicate it shimmers.




Waiting in anticipation


Plants arrived in good condition. Have not done much since planting, and no flowers this year, but that is not unusual for Astrantia in my experience. Hopefully they will settle in and romp off next season.



Lots of flowers and growth


I bought as a collection and have been very pleased with astrantias.




Versatile Plant


I wouldn't be without astrantia in my garden, it is so easy to grow and I have many varieties. I always cut mine right back once the leaves start to turn in early July and within a few weeks benefit from lush green growth and a second crop of flowers in early autumn. This particular plant was VERY small when it arrived and hasn't made any impact in the garden this year, however it is healthy and from experience I know that by next year it will be in full flow.


South Wales


Beautiful and delicate


Floating in the breeze I love them


East sussex


I would buy this plant again.


Very attractive in the long border.


East Yorkshire.


stately mid border plant


Last autumn I dug out a new bed . Under a large Apple tree.had always proved a difficult spot because of lack of. Light and moisture. I bought two pots of this plant ,dug in plenty of compost and have been rewarded with an excellent show.have ordered a red form to plant alongside. Also have a large pink rose behind which offers support and contrast.





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Tom Stuart Smith Chelsea 2008 Hello, I wondered if you could help me identify the plants that were supplied by Crocus for Tom Stuart-Smith's garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2008. I would be very grateful if you could let me know. Many thanks Suzanne

Suzanne Hind

Hello Suzanne It certainly was a beautiful garden and it included the following plants.Rodgersia podophylla, Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea Strahlenquelle, Epimedium grandiflorum, Asarum europaeum, Hosta Devon Green, Paeonia Jan van Leeuwen, Astrantia major subsp. involucrate Shaggy, Selinum wallich, Darmera peltata (the one with the big, rounded leaves), and Hakonechloa macra. I hope this helps Helen Plant Doctor

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