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Gardeners Cottage Blakeney Astrantia Major Seeds 2023

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Gardeners Cottage Blakeney Astrantia Major Seeds

  • An easy-to-grow, hardy perennial that grows in Blakeney and our Mid-Norfolk Garden
  • Other common names include Masterwort
  • Self-seeds abundantly when established
  • Mixing well with herbaceous plantings, the Alpine white is great grown in front of dark backgrounds and will really pop in the fading evening light. The claret red is a wonderful rich full flower colour in a hot border.
  • Cottage garden favourite. Hardy and reliable. Repeat flowers in September if cut back
  • Very easy to grow, and can be sown directly where you want them to grow in the autumn as nature does. Alternatively the seed can be saved and planted in seed compost in seed trays or pots in the spring, which makes it much easier to spot you baby Astrantia plants.
  • Seeds sown in autumn may over-winter and germinate the following spring
  • If sowing in spring sow March to May in seeds trays under cover. 

Astrantia is best grown in clumps of 3, 5 or 7 plants for greates impact. It's easy to cultivate, disease resistant, and doesn't get eaten by the wildlife that we spotted so it makes an ideal addition to any cottage garden

When is the best time to sow Astrantia seeds in UK

In the UK, Astrantia seeds are best sown either in late summer or early spring. Late summer sowings involve collecting seeds from your existing plants and sowing them directly into the soil. Alternatively, you can sow seeds that you have saved or shop-bought seeds indoors under cover during the spring. We usually do a combination of both. 

Astrantia major Seed Pack Sizes

Astrantia Major Seed Alpine White and Claret Red for sale online to UK only. These are fresh seeds grown in our cottage garden in Norfolk without the use of pesticides or herbicides. 

The Alpine white strain seeds prolifically and we can offer larger, more generous pack sizes. The Claret strain produces much lighter seed crops so I'm affraid we are only able to offer this strain in 10 and 20 seed packs, and supply is very limited.

All seeds have been hand collected in 2023 and may contain seed pod and hust remnants, just like nature intended.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Jan Bannister
Astrantia seeds

Ordered and arrived quickly. Will be interesting to grow these from seed

Marie Tailor Tailor

Really lovely transaction.
Emailed Kate on a small thing, she went above and beyond on her response.
Excellent x