Astrantia major ‘Moulin Rouge’ (Greater Masterwort) is a truly robust herbaceous clump forming perennial with deep red pincushion flowers surrounded by black-red bracts. Its deep green leaves which split in to 3 to 5 and it is native to central and eastern Europe. They are an adaptable being able to survive in both full sun and partial shade and are hardy throughout most of the most severe UK and European temperatures with a RHS hardiness rating of H6 meaning they can survive all UK temperatures and most European ones down to between -15C and -20C. When positioning, it prefers moist soils but can tolerate drier ones and plant in a sheltered or exposed position. This is often done best in the middle or front of a flower bed.
Astrantia major ‘Moulin Rouge’ (Greater Masterwort) is known for being great for local wildlife, its flowers are rich in nectar and pollen attracting insects, bees and birds alike. It has no toxic to pets, horses, livestock or people.
Astrantia major ‘Moulin Rouge’ (Greater Masterwort) is generally low maintenance, simply cut back after it flowers between June and August to get new foliage growing through and a second flush of flowers. These flowers are often used in bouquets due to their beauty.
Ultimate height and spread
- 45cm high
- 30cm spread
- RHS Hardiness rating H6 meaning they can survive all UK temperatures and most European ones down to between -15C and -20C
- Cottage and informal
- City and courtyard
- Costal gardens
- Wildlife Gardens
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
- Under planting of roses
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist to well drained
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