Astrantias belong to the Apiaceae family and have been valued for centuries for their long blooming season, their delicate presence and intriguing flowers. Native to the woods and meadows of Asia and Europe, they grow easily in most gardens. Favored by gardeners and widely used in flower arrangements by florists, the genus includes 8 or 9 species, Astrantia Major being the most popular with greenish pink to purple-red flowers surrounded by white to pinkish-white bracts and reaching 12-36 in. (30-90 cm). Easy to grow, deer-resistant, virtually disease free and wet soil tolerant, Astrantia is a perennial that is rich in many qualities aside from its good looks!