Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson Group'
This is a genus of herbaceous plants, sometimes known as masterworts, or more correctly great masterwort, that come from central and eastern Europe and as far east as the Caucasus.The name reflects the starry appearance of the flowers, which have a tight umbel of small florets, surrounded by a ruff of papery bracts. Usually they come in pale shades, but there are some varieties that have deeper colours.
Astrantia major 'Gill Richardson Group' has large dark red flowers, tinged very dark red at the end of its' bracts. Its green leaves are also tinged with dark red as they emerge.
||2 litre pot|
||Early to mid summer|
||any good garden soil|
||60 cm - 1.2 m|