Availability: May - July
Common Names: (great) masterwort, melancholy gentleman and Hattie’s pincushion
Genus Name: Astrantia
Family Name: Apiaceae
Place of Origin: Europe
How long do they last? 3-6 days
Colours available: different shades of red, pink and white
The Astrantia is a perennial herb with palmately lobed leaves and tiny florets grouped in clusters (umbels), each surrounded by showy, papery bracts.
Did you know?
The genus name derived from the Latin ‘aster’ meaning star and this refers to the open star-shaped floral bracts of the plant.
Cut the flowers and hydrate the stems.