Sparkling Stars Astrantia Mix
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to your hardiness zone.
Astrantia. Commonly called Masterwort, Astrantia is easy to grow in any shady and moist location. Unusual clusters of tightly packed florets are backed by papery bracts giving a fabulous star shaped effect. Flowers are extremely long lasting and add a whimsical element to mixed bouquets. Our blend includes 'Sparkling Stars' Red, White and Pink. Height 24-36". No.1 root.
Sold as: Pkg of 3
|1||Pkg of 3||$ 36.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 3||$ 33.25 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 3||$ 31.40 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 3||$ 29.55 / pkg|
It is very important to plant as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the plastic bags. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes.
Soak bare-root perennials in water for a few hours before planting. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Find a location where your Astrantia will receive a few hours of morning light, with dappled shade the rest of the day. For the best growth and performance, Astrantia should be planted in partial sun or dappled shade. Make sure there is a little extra room as Astrantia clumps will slowly spread out as they mature. Dig a hole and plant your bare root Astrantia in slightly acidic, rich, loamy soil that retains moisture but drains off standing water with the crown 1/2 to 1" below the surface and the roots spread out. Fill in the hole with loose soil and avoid packing it down too tightly. Water well after planting to gently soak the soil and settle it around the roots.
Water regularly and thoroughly to support a reasonably even soil moisture. Astrantia will not survive sustained periods of dry soil. Apply a layer of mulch to your newly planted roots to help maintain even moisture. Deadhead or remove spent blooms to encourage continued bloom production throughout the season.