ASTRANTIA MAJOR 'PRIMADONNA'
One of the best performing and pretty Astrantia's we have seen. Tall branching sprays of light to deep red-mauve flowers, each with a ruff of reddish purple bracts appear from May to the end of September. Said to deter slugs, they thrive in heavy clay and almost anywhere the soil stays reliably moist but not waterlogged, so position in a humid, sunny or shady position in a border or near shrubbery. Excellent cut flowers..
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Packet Content:10 (Approx)