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Astrantia major Venice

One of Alisons favourites once she bought one at Malvern Show last year and couldnt believe how long they flower!
Posies of tiny dark red flowers are surrounded by ruff-like bracts, making sprays of intriguing star-like blooms from May to the end of September, sometimes longer. Perfect for injecting colour in an understated manner and these new varieties have been specifically bred to flower longer than the more traditional. Excellent as dried flowers. Prefers moist soil in sun or part shade. Height 50cm (20”). Spread 30-45cm (12-18”). Hardy perennial.
Flower Colour

Dappled/Full Shade Loving, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Suitable for Container

Hardy Perennial


March onwards

Flowering Time

Sun or Partial Shade

30-45cm (12-18).

50cm (20")



Moist fertile and humus rich, but can tolerate drier conditions.


Partial shade for all varieties, except sun and partial shade for Roma and Venice




May to September

Additional Information

Astrantia should not be left to dry out and must be kept regularly watered, especially during periods of drought. Apply a top dressing of organic matter or balanced fertiliser during spring or autumn to improve the growing conditions. Dries well for arrangements. Deadhead if you do not wish the plant to self seed. Foliage when established is slug proof. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 15 Mar 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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