Genus: Hattie's pincushion

Astrantia

Photo/Illustration: 
Deana Tierney
Hattie's pincushion (Astrantia)
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Apiaceae
Astrantias are woodland perennials with showy, lobed, palmate leaves and colorful small flowers with delicate bracts.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Loose rosettes of lobed or palmate leaves. Erect clusters of 5-petaled flowers in sprays above the foliage. The flowers are useful for dried arrangements.
Care:  Provide sun to part shade and moist, well drained soil.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in containers when ripe. Divide plants in spirng.

Problems: 

Gray mold, mildew, slugs, and aphids.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Astrantia

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Masterwort
Astrantia major