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astrantia

(əˈtrænʃɪə; əˈtræntɪə)
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(Plants) a hardy flowering plant from the genus Astrantia and family Apiaceae. It produces tiny flowers in the mid-summer months and dies back after flowering every year. Also called: masterwort
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Noun1.astrantia - any plant of the genus Astrantia
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Astrantia - a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Umbelliferae with aromatic roots and palmate leaves and showy flowers
Astrantia major, greater masterwort - European herb with aromatic roots and leaves in a basal tuft and showy compound umbels of white to rosy flowers
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At a glance, there is little family resemblance between astrantias and typical umbels, with flat heads composed of myriad flowers.
At first glimpse, there is little family resemblance between astrantias and the typical umbels, with flat heads composed of myriad flowers.
ASTRANTIAS are a garden problem solver - the perfect perennials for a challenging spot.
ABUZZ: Astrantias are insect-pollinated SAFE BET: Agapanthus won't aggravate you DAZZLING: Azalea is also insect-pollinated
And there's alchemilla mollis, Japanese anemones - especially the white varieties - aquilegias, astrantias, brunnera, campanula persicifolia, coreopsis verticillata, dicentra spectabilis, doronicum Miss Mason, echinops ritro, geraniums Wargrave, grandiflorum and Johnson's Blue, geum Mrs Bradshaw and Lady Stratheden, heleniums, hemerocallis or day lillies, lupins, lychnis coronaria, monarda, nepeta, phlox, pulmonarias, rudbeckias, sedum spectabile, sidalcea, stachys lanata and tradescantia.
| SOME of the dark red astrantias, raised from seed, are sitting in a nursery bed close to the kitchen.
RED OR DEAD: Some of the dark red astrantias, raised from seed, are sitting in a nursery bed close to the kitchen.
If you want a perennial that is easy to cultivate, requires little attention and rewards by producing some of the most whimsical and wonderful flowers in summer, try astrantias in June.
Astrantias or master-worts are very good plants for a moister place in the border, and there are several varieties that have lacy flowers in shades of pink and red.
Their gorgeous show is shortlived so there'll need to be some stalwarts to take the display through - campanulas, astrantias...
Their gorgeous show is short-lived so there'll need to be some stalwarts to take the display through - campanulas, astrantias...