The Astrantia major 'Venice' (PPAF), Astrantia major, is a stunning pincushion Astrantia with deep ruby-red flowers that verge on burgundy. Astrantia thrives in full sun and well drained soils.
It is characterized by its upright plant habit, green-colored stems and leaves, freely and continuous flowering habit and inflorescences with showy involucral bracts that are red purple in color.
Mix it into the middle of the border where it can mingle among other flowers. It is an interesting clumping perennial for a woodland setting and is becoming increasingly popular. Cut flowers last a long while in bouquets and are easily dried for winter reminders of summer gardens.
Though it can adapt to a little more sun than it prefers, it cannot abide drought.
Bees & butterflies are very fond of the blooms.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Astrantia major 'Venice'|
|Mature Height||2-3 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|