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Masterwort 'Rubra'

Astrantia major 'Rubra'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Masterwort 'Rubra' Overview

This clump forming perennial can get up to 90cm tall. In early to late summer it produces stems of dark red pincushion like flowers on dark green stems. This plant prefers plenty of organic matter incorporated into the planting area to help retain moisture.

Common problems with Masterwort 'Rubra'

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Masterwort 'Rubra'

    Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements.

    How to propagate Masterwort 'Rubra'

    Division

    Divide in Spring or autumn.

    Special features of Masterwort 'Rubra'

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Other uses of Masterwort 'Rubra'

    This perennial is a favourite for partial shaded locations in flower borders and beds of informal cottage garden or urban gardens.