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Astrantia Sparkling Stars Pink 3L
(Hattie's Pincushion)

£18.00

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Great for wildlife
June - September
60cm x 40cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy

Best used in mixed borders, this Astrantia’s deep red flowers in the summer months provides an eye catching splash of colour to beds and borders, as well as a great attraction for bees and other pollinators. Provided the soil stays well drained, these hardy perennials are comfortable in full sun or partial shade, making them a very versatile choice for any gardener.

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Astrantia can be planted in most moist, but well-drained soils. Light, sandy soils won’t retain enough moisture so will lead to the plant drying out. They need some sunlight access, but grow best in partially shaded areas of the garden. Regular watering is the most important part of caring for a newly planted Astrantia. Mulching your plants with organic matter will definitely help in reducing water needs and conserving soil moisture. Remember, the less shade is available, the more water will be lost from the soil during sunny days. Replenish your organic mulch every year in the spring, but be careful not to mulch against the stem of the plant as this can cause it to rot. Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering and cut back after flowering has finished to encourage a second flush of flowers.

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