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
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Astrantia 'Ruby Cloud' has flowers in a deep ruby red. It is an excellent garden plant and cut flower, dried as well as fresh. It will grow happily in sun or light shade.

Genus Astrantia major
Variety Ruby Cloud
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 70cm (28in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
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 Cut back stems once they've turned brown to encourage re-flowering. This is a clump forming plant.
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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