Masterwort, Astrantia major Claret Masterwort, Astrantia major Claret Masterwort, Astrantia major Claret
Masterwort, Astrantia major Claret
Masterwort, Astrantia major Claret
Masterwort, Astrantia major Claret

Masterwort, Astrantia major 'Claret'

The perfect addition to your garden with an abundance of deep red, pincushion blooms
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • A clump-forming, hardy perennial and a favourite of many garden designers.
  • Ideal for shady, moist areas of the garden 'Claret' is ideal in any cottage-garden or contemporary styles.
  • One of the darker varieties of red Astrantia, with its deep, ruby red, pincushion-like flowers.
  • Recommended by the RHS as a Plant for Pollinators, it'll encourage wildlife into your garden.
  • Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for immediate planting.
3 x 9cm Pot - Item: 560888
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Product Description

Also known as masterwort or Hattie's Pincushion, Astrantias are a clump-forming, hardy perennial which are a favourite of many garden designers, ideal for shady, moist areas of the garden.

One of the darker varieties of red Astrantia, 'Claret' is ideal in any cottage-garden style, or they can also be grown in more contemporary garden styles where their colour can be fully appreciated.

Its deep, ruby red, pincushion-like flowers are produced above dark green, lobed leaves and tend to have longer bracts to the flowers than other varieties making them ideal as cut flowers and as a perfect plant for a pot.

Recommended by the RHS as a Plant for Pollinators, this striking variety will help you do your bit for the environment by encouraging wildlife into your garden

Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for immediate planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 560888 supplied as:

Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready for immediate planting.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Astrantia make attractive dried flowers, especially those with pronounced bracts. They need to be cut and dried just before the flowers actually come out.

Care Guide

  • Best grown in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, plants can be positioned in sun or partial shade and will also tolerate drier conditions.
  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Astrantias do not like to dry out. Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather especially newly established plants.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
  • The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil and prevent drying out.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
50cm
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Masterwort, Astrantia major 'Claret'
Masterwort, Astrantia major 'Claret'
3 x 9cm Pot
Item: 560888
RRP £29.97
Deal Price £19.97
Save: £10.00 - 33%