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DESCRIPTION: Starry white pincushion flowers on rising stems; great on streambanks or in a moist border, doesn't like to dry out; cut back after flowering for a second flush
BOTANICAL NAME: Astrantia major 'Star of Billion'
OTHER NAMES: Hattie's Pincushion
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 55-60 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 45-60 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White with olive green and raspberry pink hues
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average to moist
OTHER FEATURES: Border, Cut Flower, Moisture Tolerant
Star Of Billion Masterwort features airy cymes of white pincushion flowers rising above the foliage from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its crinkled ferny pinnately compound leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season.
Star Of Billion Masterwort is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Star Of Billion Masterwort is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Star Of Billion Masterwort will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, preferring to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.