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Astrantia major subsp. involucrata ‘Gill Richardson’
Astrantia ‘Gill Richardson’
A lovely, upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial which prefers moist soil. From bright green foliage emerge its erect stems producing umbels of cherry red or crimson flowers surrounded by red bracts. Will repeat flower readily if dead headed.
Product Care Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding, and cut back flower stems when they turn brown to encourage a second show of flowers. Lift and divide in early spring, but note that they may take time to establish after division as the roots do not like being disturbed.