Astrantia major Shaggy
Astrantia major, ‘Margery Fish’ (‘Shaggy’) is a clump forming perennial bearing large white flowers, shaped like a small pin-cushion, surrounded by long, white bracts.
They are low maintenance and will thrive in almost any moisture retentive well-drained soil. Suitable for shady spots in your garden.
Flowers may be cut fresh, or dried for winter arrangements.
Details Astrantia major Shaggy
- Spreads over the years
- Blooms: June – August
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 50 – 75 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: Sun and semi shade
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Astrantia major Shaggy
Astrantia major Shaggy is a hardy herbaceous perennial which means it will die back to ground level in winter. Astrantia major Shaggy needs sun but prefer a cool partially shaded position. Use a well-drained soil that retains moisture mixed with organic matter.
Flowering period is between summer and autumn. Take away dead flower heads after flowering. Lift and divide every 3-4years. If supplied as bare roots- Please soak the bare roots for 12-18 hours (do not exceed 24 hours).
This allows them to take up the maximum amount of water without doing any injury to the plant.