Astrantia major Sparkling Stars Red ('Westarr') (Sparkling Stars Series)
An herbaceous perennial with mounds of mid-green leaves. In summer, dark red-purple flowers appear, surrounded by maroon bracts.
SynonymsAstrantia major 'Westarr'
Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars Red' (Sparkling Stars Series)
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Astrantia are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with palmately lobed basal leaves and branched, erect, wiry stems bearing compact umbels of tiny flowers surrounded by a rosette of showy bracts
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in fertile, moist but well drained humus rich soil.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back after flowers have faded to tidy and encourage a fresh flush of leaf growth
Maybe susceptible to Powdery mildews
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