Great Masterwort
Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Astrantia (ast-ran-tee-a) (Info)
Species: major (MAY-jor) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby Cloud

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Helena, Montana

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Chimacum, Washington

North Bend, Washington

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 12, 2008, echoes from South of Winnipeg, MB (Zone 3a) wrote:

This plant has proven hardy in my zone 3 area. It is reported to come true from seed.

Positive

On Feb 6, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

Ive had this particular plant for over four years now. I really love it. It has upright steams and unusual leaves. It has masses of lovely dusty pink flowers. Flowers can be used in dried arrangements. I have mine planted in a partial shade area. Likes to be watered regularly when its hot out.