Astrantia maxima – (Masterwort)

$8.00

Description

This plant has beautifully architectural upward facing, green-bracted, pure rose pink flowers which stand well out above the green foliage.

This astrantia is the one which everyone wants. It is long lived and has a very long flowering period, and together with its structurally beautiful flowers and plant  form it is no wonder that it is so desirable.

And …It also makes a great long lasting cut flower.

Sowing advice

Moisten a plain kitchen paper towel and squeeze out to eliminate excess moisture. Fold in 4. Into 1 fold place the seeds, and put in a kitchen plastic ziplock bag or similar together with a plastic plant tag with the day’s date. Seal the plastic bag loosely. Keep at 18-22 deg C for 2-4 weeks. Now move to -4 to +4 deg C (fridge door) for 4-6 weeks. Inspect for germination every week, and keep moist. If germination occurs carefully lift out the seed and pot up at 5 – 12 deg C, covering lightly with seed raising mix. After 6 weeks, move the remaining ungerminated seeds to 5-12 deg C for germination. Germination can take many months. Once germinated move to a warm place. Transplant seedlings once large enough to handle to 8cm pots. Grow on at 7°C. Acclimatise for 10-15 days and plant out. Can be sown into pots in late autumn and left outside over winter for spring germination.

 

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Masterwort

Family

Umbelliferae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20