Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'

Astrantia 'Ruby Cloud' is an excellent garden plant and cut flower, dried as well as fresh. It will grow happily in sun or light shade. More
25 seeds 070064 £4.00

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An excellent garden plant and cut flower with zigzag petals like a Tudor ruff. Good dried as well as fresh. Will grow happily in sun or light shade. Keep picking and it will keep flowering.

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available mid March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Genus Astrantia
Group/Species major
Variety Ruby Cloud
Type Perennial
Common Name Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover February - April. We recommend that the seeds are only lightly covered as they do need light to germinate. You may also find that a period of hot- cold helps with the germination of these seeds. They can be slow to germinate, and can take up to 80 days. Plant out once roots have filled a small pot.
Care Tips Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
Flowering June - August, 20 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life 7 days, sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 secs.
Harvesting Flower production: 12 weeks.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jessica

Three attempts and not one single seed germinated. Nadda, neight, nothing. Bah. Never again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

Germination was not successful.