Astrantia major ‘Roma’
Common Name : masterwort 'Roma'Family : ApiaceaeType : Herbaceous PerennialHabit : BushyHeight : 10-50 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : Light Pink& Deep PinkFlowering from : Juneto SeptemberFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenHardiness: Hardy in the severest European continental climates < -20°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - SummerTo be Sheltered
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Good for pollinators
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.