Astrantia Masterwort Purple Astrantia Major is a clump-forming perennial plant that belongs to the Apiaceae family. Astrantia flower seeds are often started indoors and transplanted to a desirable area after last frost. Masterwort produces unique flowers that are deep purple-red in color and unusual in shape, because its flowers appear as compound umbels that are surrounded by papery bracts. Astrantia starts to bloom in late spring and blooms repeatedly through summer and even into fall attracting butterflies and bees.
Astrantia Masterwort Purple is grown in containers, borders and this outstanding perennial is also used in mass planting for shady areas. Astrantia Major is originally comes from dark moist woodlands, so it likes shade and thrives in rich, moist, but well-drained soil. Fertilizing should be done at least twice during the year. Masterwort makes an exceptionally good cut flower that can be used in fresh or dried floral arrangements.
Height: 30 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich, Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: 5-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring.
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 28-35 Days