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Astrantia major ‘Midnight Owl’
Astrantia major ‘Midnight Owl’
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Astrantia major ‘Midnight Owl’


USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.088.240

Masterwort is highly regarded by floral designers for the unique umbels of starry flowers, a bit like a refined Queen-Anne’s-Lace in effect, but not at all weedy in habit. This selection features large, purple-red flowers, set inside of silvery bracts from May to late September. Excellent filler plant for a moist area in sun or part shade. Perfect for the border or in containers. Also nice in mixed containers or tubs. Flowers may be cut fresh, or dried for winter arrangements. Easily divided in early spring. Remove faded flowers to encourage more buds, also to prevent plants from self seeding all over. Slug resistant. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Astrantia major ‘Midnight Owl’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
   70-80 cm
   27-31 inches
   35-45 cm
   14-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.