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Largest Masterwort

Astrantia maxima

Also known as

Masterwort

Astrantia maxima 1 by Franz Xaver (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of a pink Astrantia maxima flower
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Largest Masterwort Overview

Astrantia maxima is a branching, herbaceous perennial plant from the Apiaceae family. Commonly known by the name Largest Masterwort. It commonly grows to around 60cm tall, foliage is 3-lobed and this plant produces small pink flowers. The flowers are surrounded by modified leaves known as bracts, coloured pink. This species has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Largest Masterwort

How to harvest Largest Masterwort

Can be cut for floral arrangements as required.

How to propagate Largest Masterwort

Division

Lift and divide plants in spring.

Seed

Sow seed as soon as its ripe into pots placed in cool greenhouses or cold frames to germinate over winter.

Special features of Largest Masterwort

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Hoverflies, other flies, butterflies

Other uses of Largest Masterwort

Borders, under shrubs. Suitable for Coastal gardens and informal or cottage style gardens. This plant suits being included in planting schemes for sheltered locations with any (north, south, east or west-facing ) aspects.