Astrantia major



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A busy plant that shoots up loosely-branched stems of very lovely, airy flowers. NOTE: A tricky and lengthy germinator, not for the novice gardener.


40 seeds per packet

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Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:Prefers a relatively cool growing and flowering environment and will tolerate some frost. Protect from the harsh summer sun.
Sowing guide:In March-April, Sow in trays onto moist germination mix. Cover lightly with vermiculite.
Planting Season:Autumn
Germination guide:Keep the tray warm (18-22 C) and moist for the first 2-4 weeks. Following this period, moist and cover the tray and move to the fridge (0-4 C) for another 4-6 weeks. Check periodically to ensure tray doesn't dry out. Following this period, keep at 5-12 C for the next month, even if germination has already started. Following this, transplant into the ground. Keep moist until established.
Flowering time:November to December from an autumn sowing.
Pinch:Not necessary
Position:Full Sun
Final height:75 cm

Growing Tips:

Plant in dappled shade to full sun.

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when the first couple of flowers on the branching stem have openend completely. Expected vase life is 5-7 days.

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