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Astrantia major ‘Roma’ – happy in heavy, wet soil. One gardener planted them in the worst soil in his garden … "so heavy I can barely dig a hole to plant. They don’t like to dry out but I’ve grouped them all in an area that only gets a few hours of midday sun… they’re in their own “water zone”.
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Astrantia major 'Star of Billion' promises to twinkle in the garden! Its white and green flowers, surrounded by bracts that look like an Elizabethan collar, are set above lovely, lacy foliage. The long-lasting flowers actually look like they hold countless pins in a pin cushion. Astrantia prefers shade or partial shade and will grow in most garden soils. Adored by florists, Astrantia makes an outstanding cut flower with a vase life of at least 10-14 days.