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  • masterwort
  • Eventual height: 0.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.35m

Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'

masterwort

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £7.99
9cm pot £7.99
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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 5-7 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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