Belonging to the Astrantia genus, Astrantia has a botanical name of Astrantia.
Intricately detailed “pincushion” flowers on 3 ft plants are actually clusters of small florets.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Antique white and American rose and Maroon. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.1 cm (that's 0.04 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a clustered form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green colour. It is a flower and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Astrantia is known for its phorb habit and growing to a height of approximately 50.0 cm (1.62 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Astrantia is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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These like regular water but otherwise require little care. They prefer a cool summer climate. They will flower better with an occasional light fertilizer application.Position in a partial sun / dappled sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 5 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Astrantia is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
may require a warm-cold-warm cycle for germination. Will self sow. Can sow in place in fall for spring germination. They may also be propagated by division in early spring or early fall.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Astrantia so consider planting:hydrangea, anemone, brunnera, meconopsis, vancouveria, tiarella, pulmonaria, thalictrum, astilbe, aconitum, actaea, aruncus, hakonechloa all like similar growing conditions
These plants will not grow well with Astrantia so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Astrantia plants:
Astrantia derives from “aster” which is Latin for star.
These are mostly pollinated by beetles. Attracts beneficial insects such as hoverflies to the garden.