Aptly named for its symphony of rose coloured flowers.  Astrantia take 2-3 years to establish into a sizeable clump, but will reward you year after year with an abundance of stems to pick.  Grows best in light shade and slightly damp conditions.  Excellent cut flower.
Astrantia seed can be fickle to germinate.
The sowing must be kept warm (about 18 to 22°C) and moist for the first 2–4 weeks. &NBspAfter this period the sowing must be kept at a cold temperature (between –4 and +4°C) for another 4–6 weeks.  This is best achieved by placing in your fridge inside a sealed plastic bag to retain moisture.
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