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Astrantia major ex 'Hadspen Blood'

 
Astrantia major ex 'Hadspen Blood'
Common name great masterwort
Family apiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers sepia (early summer)
Size 2-3' tall and wide
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes average soil; not too dry
From seed Give 1 month warm, then 6 weeks cold. Germination may start in fridge, or upon returning to room temperature

Charming cottage garden flower. Sporadically reblooms until late in the season. 'Hadspen Blood' has red flowers, but offspring from my plants is a muted purple-pink, quite attractive.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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