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Astrantia Venice - Floriferous for first year plant

Posted by boday 4 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 15, 13 at 19:00

Quite pleased for a first year plant with the number of flowers. The color is midway between 'Ruby Wedding' and 'Roma'. Sort of a maroon shading into purple. In back - Rudbeckia 'Tuscan Sun and Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'.


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RE: Astrantia Venice - Floriferous for first year plant

Those are beautiful! I love the color. Especially against the
Monarda. Do you save seeds and trade ever? I'd love to grow that Monarda. My trade list will be updated later in the fall, but I'll be on the lookout for those.

Martha


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RE: Astrantia Venice - Floriferous for first year plant

Well done boday.

My many "Astrantia" understandably did almost nothing last year, their first year in our garden. But this year they performed superbly.

I planted (too) many of these masterworts after seeing the wonderful pictures from GW member scottyboipdx.


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RE: Astrantia Venice - Floriferous for first year plant

UPDATE:

One year later and I still am in love with this plant. They are long blooming and can take shade; in fact they can't take full sun (unless they have lots of moisture). Up close the individual flowers are very special. Here is one of ours from this year.


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