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Masterwort 'Roma' Overview
Astrantia 'Roma' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Its attractive soft pink flowers appear on upright branched stems from June to September. They grow from a base of palmately lobed leaves and are made up from umbels of tiny pink flowers, surrounded by rosettes of paler pink, papery bracts. (It is a hybrid of parent Astrantia Maxima.) Fully hardy, low maintenance, fast-growing and with a long flowering season, Masterwort 'Roma' - as its also called - has earned an 'RHS Award Garden of Merit'. Popular with gardeners, it is suitable for planting in sheltered beds and borders, alongside streams and in woodland settings. The flowerheads are also used for dried flower arrangements. Astrantia 'Roma' is happy in full sun or partial shade and likes a fertile, moist, well-drained soil, although it can tolerate dry spells.
Common problems with Masterwort 'Roma'
Susceptible to Astrantia leaf-miners.
How to propagate Masterwort 'Roma'
In the spring. (It is however, protected by Plant Breeders' Rights, so new plants must be for home use only.)