Astrantia major Primadonna description:
Very unusual ruby and cream flowers over a long time.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the middle of a border, cottage garden, or wildlife garden and it is easy if the soil isn’t too dry.
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Common names: Primadonna Great Masterwort andPrimadonna Masterwort.
Originates from Eastern Europe, Turkey, Iran, Western Asia.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space.
What type of soil:
Light or clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture, or it can withstand fairly wet soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim hard after the flowers have had their main flush to create fresh leaves and more flowers.
Leaves can get powdery mildew.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
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