Astrantia Planting Guide
Astrantia (commonly known as “masterwort" for reasons passing understanding) sparkle in the shady garden like the stars they are named for. Native to central and eastern Europe, astrantia easily adapts to any location providing rich soil, regular moisture and dappled shade. Widely used and loved in Europe for the long lasting summer blooms that remain colorfast when dried, astrantia are not yet often seen in American gardens and they deserve to be.
Beloved by butterflies and flower arrangers alike, astrantia form mounds of handsome, lobed leaves, topped by clusters of colorful, complex and long-lasting flowers. Abundant blooms throughout the summer, very effective in mass plantings, and easy to grow in containers. Generally deer and pest resistant, astrantia is a romantic addition for cottage gardens, and a fuss-free addition to any style.
Fill your summer garden with stars!