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Astrantia major ‘Vanilla Gorilla’
Astrantia major ‘Vanilla Gorilla’
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Astrantia major ‘Vanilla Gorilla’

Variegated Masterwort

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.088.140

This new Masterwort will be a standout in any partially shaded garden. It features stunning, serrated and deeply lobed, blue-green leaves with wide vanilla margins that remain handsome all season. Silvey-pink pincushion flowers appear early to mid summer. Deadheading will encourage a second flush of blooms. Cooler weather produces pink highlights in the variegated foliage. Very tidy, reliable, trouble-free and well-behaved. Discovered by Brad Grover (a.k.a. Vanilla Gorilla) hence its name.

Further details for
Astrantia major ‘Vanilla Gorilla’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
   40-60 cm
   16-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate