Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty'
Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty'

Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty'

SKU: S24404
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Common Name: Masterwort
Hardiness Zone: 4-7S/W Exposure: Part Shade
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Blooms In: May-July
Mature Height: 24-30" Spacing: 24"
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Cutting gardens and part-shade borders will be all the more beautiful with a few stands of this lovely, clump-forming Masterwort. Star-shaped, pink and magenta blooms arrive in profusion all summer, each resembling a small pincushion haloed by papery, petal-shaped white bracts tipped in tones of gray and purple. Plants prefer soil that’s rich and evenly moist. Deadhead to maximize flowering. Great for cutting.

Astrantia is a genus of nine perennial species native to Europe and Asia. Most are robust growers that form clumps of large, lobed leaves. The best of them have showy flower heads (umbels) made up of many small flowers and bracts, generally carried on short, branching stems. An excellent cut flower if stems are harvested when the uppermost blooms are fully open. Astrantias prefer full sun or partial shade and average soil that doesn’t go dry.

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I planted this a year ago and it never grew over 2”. This April it is showing 2 small leaves, so it is still alive. I am going to try a different location (tho first try was part sun/part shade ) this year to see if the Star of Beauty can live up to her name. Maybe pampering will help? 3 stars because it’s still alive.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-stran'tee-uh

Prefers evenly moist soil. Ample moisture and protection from afternoon sun is required in the South and warm inland areas of the West.