Astrantia major 'Star of Fire'
- Charming at the edge of a shady border
- Something different for the collector
- Plant with compost & keep moist
Astrantia major 'Star of Fire' is a unique addition to the shade garden. The burgundy-red flowers have white centers and sit atop dark purple stems. It is an excellent choice as a woodland plant and is also great when used as cut flowers.
Uses: Bogs, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Landscapes, Naturalizing, Pond Edges, Rain Gardens, Stream Banks, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Long Lasting Flowers
Growth Habit: Upright Growth, Slowly Spreading
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in shade or partial/dappled sun in a rich, consistantly moist soil. Dislikes hot, dry situations. Amend with compost before planting. Trim off spent flowers to encourage re-bloom. Spreads slowly to form a patch, but not invasive.