Today's bloom is Astrantia 'Roma' (Astrantia major)

Bloom of the Day for March 10th, 2010:

Type of plant: Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Rose/Mauve

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Blooms repeatedly

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 4a to Zone 7b

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm), 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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ApopkaJohn wrote: Masterwort has a flower like no other, delicately colored and with a shape that has been described as both a pincushion and dustmop. This cottage charmer grows best in cool climates -- it struggles in the South. The domed flower clusters bloom atop wiry branched stems. White, rose, and pink flowers can occur in the same plantin

Kell wrote:
Those are nice macro pics, ApopkaJohn. I am not familiar with this plant at all. I thought it was so pretty! All Sue's pictures of it are so pretty!

onewish1 wrote:
I don't know what it is... but I like it!!