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Astrantia - Masterworts

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!

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Astrantia 'Dark Shiny Eyes' (Masterwort)

Astrantia 'Dark Shiny Eyes' (Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny, crimson-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of silver papery bracts tinged with rich red.

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Astrantia major 'Abbey Road' (Great Masterwort)

Astrantia major 'Abbey Road' (Great Masterwort) is a clump-forming perennial boasting exquisite clusters of tiny, deep reddish-purple flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of red and cream papery bracts.

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Astrantia major 'Alba' (Great Masterwort)

A great choice for shady spots, Astrantia major 'Alba' (Great Masterwort) features large clusters of pale greenish-white flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), just like pins on a cushion.

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Astrantia major 'Claret' (Great Masterwort)

One of the darkest-flowered Astrantias, Astrantia major 'Claret' (Masterwort) features dramatic clusters of tiny, deep ruby-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of long papery bracts.

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Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson' (Great Masterwort)

Vigorous, Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson' (Great Masterwort) features dainty clusters of tiny, crimson-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of red-tipped papery bracts.

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Astrantia major 'Penny's Pink' (Great Masterwort)

Extremely free-flowering, Astrantia major 'Penny's Pink' (Great Masterwort) features exquisite clusters of tiny, rich pink flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of green flushed, pale pink papery bracts, which are beautifully adorned with deeper pink veins.

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Astrantia major 'Roma' (Great Masterwort)

So exquisite and delicate, Astrantia major never fails to amaze onlookers! How to resist the intricate beauty of its blossoms: tiny pink flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion, and surrounded by an elegant ruff of papery bracts

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Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud' (Great Masterwort)

Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud' (Great Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny, ruby-red flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of red-tipped papery bracts, tinged in apple green.

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Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty' (Great Masterwort)

Very floriferous and vigorous, Astrantia major 'Star of Beauty' ( Great Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny white flowers with magenta-purple tips, crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of white papery bracts adorned with green tips.

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Astrantia major 'Star of Billion' (Great Masterwort)

Very floriferous and vigorous, Astrantia major 'Star of Billion' ( Great Masterwort) features large clusters of tiny white flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of white papery bracts adorned with green tips.

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Astrantia major var. rosea (Great Masterwort)

Astrantia major var. rosea (Great Masterwort) is a clump-forming perennial boasting exquisite clusters of tiny pink flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, just like pins on a cushion. They are surrounded by an elegant ruff of magenta papery bracts.

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Astrantia maxima (Largest Masterwort)

A very large flowered species, Astrantia maxima features tiny soft pink flowers crowded together in a dome-shaped flowerhead, 2-3 in. wide (3-6 cm), just like pins on a cushion, and surrounded by an elegant ruff of broad, pink papery bracts.

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