|ASTRANTIA major - Masterwort|
Apiaceae, native to Europe.
Germination: Sow indoors at a temperature of 58-62° and at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds. Expect erratic germination in 14-28 days or longer. Seeds can also be sown outdoors when the ground is still cool in early spring. Outdoors, sow at the same depth as indoors, but expect germination in 1-4 months.
Growth: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves. Site in full sun to partial shade in a fertile, moist, humus-rich soil. As necessary, divide plants in the spring.
Appearance and Use: Grow this clump-forming, upright, 1-3 foot tall by 18 inches wide perennial in a border, woodland garden, or along a stream bank. From the basal rosette of green, deeply lobed leaves arises the flowering stems in early to mid-summer. The flowers are borne in small, 1 inch diameter, pincushion-like umbels. Each flower is papery and colored white or pink with green veining.
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