Native to Europe and Western Asia, Masterwort is a popular cut flower used among florists.  It’s botanical name derived from the Greek word for star perfectly describes it’s dome shaped umbels of tiny flowers surrounded by papery petals in soft pinks, roses and white and feathery foliage that lends itself to it’s lineage in the carrot family.  It’s stems, leaves and roots are known to be used medicinally.

Masterwort can be divided every three years in the Spring.


Astrantia major

  • Light Exposure: Partial shade
  • Soil Type: Cool, moist, well draining
  • Height: 24-36″
  • Width: 12-18″
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Colour: White, rose, pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Slugs
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Cut flowers, dried flowers
  • Zone: 5-7

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