Astrantia major ‘Roma’
at Digging Dog
According to Smith’s Exotic
Botany of 1805, “The more refined admirers of
Nature” rate Astrantia among their favorite blossoms. The flowers bloom like tiny enchanting fireworks: a
star burst of bracts surround the spray of small
flowers and splashy groups of buds shoot out from
branched stems like the finale on the Fourth of July.
If a natural look is what you’re after, plant
Masterworts near a shady patio or path where you can
enjoy their detail. This is an ideal flower for
arrangements, fresh or dried.
Astrantia major ‘Roma’
Evoking antique lace, pin cushionesque rosy red flowers are cozied within a decorative silver-hued rosette of pointy bracts. Slim branching stems plus handsome loosely arranged deep green foliage compose the durable coddle-free clump. A stylish contender for bright shady areas, ‘Roma’s artful blooms embellish mixed plantings under trees, along waters’ edge or in a border.
Size: 18"–2' 0" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Astrantia major ‘Roma’ (P-1434)
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I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.
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a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
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