Growing Calendar for Astrantia Collection x3 bare roots
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This Astrantia collection include the following bare root plants; Astrantia Pink Pride, Buckland and Claret. Their range of colours makes them perfect planting companions for each other as well as many other common garden plants. If you have a moist, shady spot then these Astrantias are for you.
Astrantia Buckland has attractive, pale pink flowers with hints of green and white. The flowers, which appear from June to August, are held above deep green, lobed leaves and compared to many other Astrantias, Buckland produces much larger flowers. Perfect for cottage-garden displays, it can be used equally well in contemporary planting schemes. Great for a sunny or partially shaded spot as long as the soil remains moist.
Astrantia Claret flowers are surrounded by long-lasting bracts. Astrantia flower heads look like pincushions hence the plants' other common name of Hattie's Pincushion. Astrantia 'Claret' has crimson flowers that are produced in profusion above attractive lobed foliage.
Astrantia Pink Pride A cottage garden beauty that fits into many flower schemes – good at the front of borders or in containers. Beautiful pincushion flower heads of candy-pink appear on wiry stems above bright green palmate foliage throughout the summer. After they flower, you can expect a second flush later in the season, just cut back the flowering stems once they flowered for the first time and they may flower again in September.
Astrantia are perfect plants for moist, shady borders. Plant the bare roots into weed free soil and water in. Cut back spent stems in late autumn when flowering has finished and plants will re-emerge next spring