ASTRANTIA MAJOR subsp INVOLUCRATA 'SHAGGY'
This most popular and much improved form of Astrantia major has a much larger "collar", with beautifully coloured tips darkly etched in attractive green shades. It is very long lived indeed and will grow under almost any conditions. It is also ideal as a cut flower.
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate, and may wait for spring before emerging whenever sown. Do not use artificial heat to try to germinate them as it will simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan.
Common name:Masterwort 'Shaggy'