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Astrantia major 'Abbey Road'

Great Masterwort

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Clusters of dark wine red flowers bloom on tall purple stems, outer bracts are deep maroon red and flowers open with a lighter center, a vigorous grower with deep green foliage, a bit more compact but very free-flowering


18-24 In

Hardiness Zone:

4 - 7

Great Masterwort Growing and Maintenance Tips

For optimal performance, astrantia demands very rich, consistantly moist soil, partial shade, and cool nighttime temperatures. It does not do well in areas with hot summer nights. In cool summer areas, astrantia will grow in full sun, but elsewhere it should be grown in partial shade.

Astrantia major 'Abbey Road' Characteristics


  • Container
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Moist