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Growing Guide: How to Grow Astrantia

Growing Guide: How to Grow Astrantia

Create a summer garden that is bright and luscious with Astrantia! Astrantia are one of the most stand-out flowers of all summer species and are excellent for cutting. They are native to mountain meadows and woodlands with dome-shaped flowers on tall stems. Astrantias are adaptable plants that grow well in full sun or full shade. Astrantia should ideally be planted where they receive a few hours of sunlight with partial shade for the rest of the day. They are fantastic for mass planting as well as container planting. Find out more here on how to grow these wonderful flowers.

When to Plant?

Plant your bare root Astrantias in early spring for blooms in early-mid summer.

How to Plant

  • Choose a location that will have full sun for a few hours and partial shade for the rest of the day - for the best performance, plant in dappled shade and ensure there is a bit of extra room as Astrantia will slowly spread out as they mature.
  • Dig a hole and plant your bare roots in rich, loamy soil that is well-draining.
  • Place the crown 1" inch below the surface with the roots spread out.
  • Cover the hole with loose soil and do not pack down too tight.
  • Water well to settle the roots after planting.

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How to Care

  • Astrantia does not like periods of dry soil so ensure you water regularly and thoroughly.
  • You can apply a layer of mulch to help maintain moisture.
  • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more blooms throughout the season.

Tips & Tricks

  • Snip the flowers when bloomed for a wonderful and long-lasting flower bouquet.
  • Dig up and divide your Astrantia clusters every 4-5 years.
  • You can add dried leaves or compost into your soil for some more organic nutrients.

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