Description: Herbaceous perennial noted for long lasting flower heads of subtle shades. The pretty, pale pink pincushion flowers are suffused with green and have a white ruff. The flowers of this variety are taller, larger and more showy than many cultivars and are borne in profusion from June to August. This clump forming perennial with dark green leaves looks good when planted in dappled woodland shade or in contemporary planting.
Climate / Position: Full sun to partial shade. Does well in woodland and dappled shade.
Height / Spread: Height 90cm. Spread 60cm.
Soil Requirements: Moist fertile soils.
Pruning : None required. Can be cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush.
Special Requirements: Astrantias may take time to establish and do not like to to dry out. Ideally, incorporate organic matter when planting and water new plantings in dry weather.
A hybrid of A.major x A. Maxima