Astrantia major Roma
Astrantia major Roma
Great Masterwort

Astrantia major Roma 3L

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Perfect for a shady spot, the dark, erect stems of Astrantia major Roma bear pincushion-like umbels of a pale pink, surrounded by greenish wine-red bracts, from late spring into summer. They look particularly fetching when planted with decorative grasses.


Astrantias are clump-forming herbaceous perennials that 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.

  • Herbaceous Perennial
  • Hardy
  • Flowering period: June - October
  • Low maintenance
  • Relatively disease and pest free
  • Any moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Any aspect
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Sheltered

Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather, especially newly established plants. Cut foliage and flowers back as they become untidy in late summer and more foliage will appear.