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Astrantia 'Roma' (PBR)

9cm pot £7.99
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3 × 9cm pots £23.97 £21.00
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Buy Astrantia 'Roma' (PBR) masterwort: A stunning long flowering variety

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil
  • Rate of Growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delicate, papery, soft pink flowers which are held on wiry stems above attractive deeply lobed, mid-green leaves. This delightful masterwort is a vigorous variety with a much longer flowering period than most pink or red varieties. It looks particularly fetching planted with grasses and is garden designer, Piet Oudolf's favourite masterwort.

    Astrantias have been cultivated in Britain since the 16th century and have numerous common names, such as melancholy gentleman, Hattie's pincushion and the more well known masterwort.

  • Garden care: Incorporate plenty of organic matter when planting and water well in dry weather especially newly established plants. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7 cm mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed.

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Black spot mania

3

Both plants did well to begin with but after 6 months are covered in black spot. Will have to take out and burn. Nothing nearby has black spot but of course anything blowing over from neighbours etc could have caused. But as I have to remove them after such a short time I can't give a top review.

Andrew

Brighton

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Good quality plants

5

Lovely plant, flowered first year it was planted and hopefully it'll increase next season.

Bessieboots

Wales

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I wouldn't buy this plant again

1

Disappointing so far

Mo

northumberland

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One of the Best Astrantia's

5

Without doubt one of the best Astrantia's, very hardy and reliable. If you are looking for a long flowering pink flower for your border you can't do better than Roma.

VikingLady

Lincoln

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Very good, now well established

5

My brother recommended your company and now I am recommending your company to others.

Jean B

Brighton

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They didn't flower but fingers crossed for this year

2

Required for cottage garden look

Cags

Nottingham

I certainly would but this item again

5

I have watched my astrantia grow well in my garden and am delighted with the overall service I received from Crocus

Jillil

Merthyr Tydfik

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Beautiful

5

I love Astrantias- and wanted to add this lovely pink one to the garden. I bought 3 9cm plants for my raised bed, in partial shade. They flowered we through early summer, looking forward to next summer.

Candy

Yorkshire

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Pretty in Pink

5

Love this pink variety - so hoping for more flowers this year

Joods

Gloucestershire

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Long flowering

5

I bought three of these last year for a bed in the full sun. They were healthy plants that grew and flowered as expected. After cutting the dead stems out the plants then continued, after a break, to flower for a lengthy period. The second and third flowerings were more robust than the first so I was really pleased with them.

Fair weather gardener

Oxford

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Are these, or any Astrantias, suitable for containers? I was looking for plants for East facing containers that are attractive to pollinators. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you

jojo1

Hello there Yes astrantias can be grown in pots as long as they have the right conditions, - a good fertile, moist soil. I have attached the astrantias for east facing aspect. http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.astrantia/sort.0/vid.188/ Hope this helps

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