Astrantia major
Astrantia major
Astrantia major
Astrantia major

Astrantia major

Greater Masterwort

Apiaceae

Height

60 - 70 cm

Flower colour

pink

Flowering time

June - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

fairly moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Central- and E-Europe

Astrantia is a genus in the family Apiaceae. Most species of the genus are native to mountain woodlands in Central- and E-Europe, including the Alps. They are hardy, medium sized plants that grow well in normal soil both in sun and semi-shade.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 22°C (72°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 18°C (64°F) so it‘s best to move it inside in spring.

Another possibility is to store the seed tray in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks and then move it to 18°C.

Hardy and easy to grow. Self-seeds moderately.

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