|Astrantia major subsp. var.||Great Masterwort|
Not to be confused with Masterwort (Peucedanum ostruthium).
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Astrantia major, Linn. The commonest species in cult.: 1-3 ft.: radical Lvs. 5-lobed, the lobes ovate-lanceolate and more or less parted and toothed, acute: fls. pinkish, or rose, or white: involucel of 20 or less linear-lanceolate entire leafy parts; calyx-lobes lanceolate and spinulose, exceeding the petals. Eu.—Thrives by running water and in partial shade. May, June.
|Astrantia major calendar?|
Either from ripe seeds in summer, or from spring division.
Pests and diseases
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963