Rediscover an Old Cottage Garden Favourite
Whimsical, colourful and abundant— astrantia is a staple of cottage gardens past and present. Brightly hued blooms last for four weeks or even longer—reliably filling out a summer garden. Its unique, fantastical shape features a pincushion of florets encircled by petal-like bracts. Astrantia is related to the carrot, and you can see the resemblance when you examine its serrated, deeply divided foliage. In colouration, our Astrantia Collection ranges from white to purple, and includes the darkest red astrantia there is.
Wherever you plant astrantias, expect to be delighted by their beauty and resilience. They prefer moist soil, and are even wet-site tolerant. Astrantias are gorgeous in borders and make charming cut flowers, fresh or dried. To top it all off, butterflies adore them!
Beauty that Lasts
These astrantia boast an extra-long bloom period, from early to late summer (except Venice Astrantia which is even longer). But their beauty doesn't end there. The bracts remain attractive long after blooms are done. Astrantia flowers dry well too, and make darling and enduring arrangements.
This Collection includes 1 each of the following varieties:
Venice: Rich burgundy-purple florets and reddish-purple bracts. Height: 55-60 cm. Venice has an exceptionally long bloom period, from late spring to late summer.
Roma: Silver-pink flowers, surrounded by wine red bracts tinged with green. Height: 55-70 cm.
Claret: A truly dramatic variety featuring the darkest red flowers of any astrantia. Height: 50-60 cm.
Snowstar: A sweet, bright white flower with bracts tipped in green. Height: 40-50 cm.
Florence: Soft, lavender-pink in both florets and bracts. Height: 65-75 cm.
Breck's times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of Canada.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of Dutch Bulb Experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
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