Plant profile: Astrantia major 'Roma' (masterwort)
Astrantia is a strikingly beautiful perennial that looks delicate but is actually quite hardy. It blooms in late spring through early summer with unique pink umbels, reminiscent of stars or fireworks. They are prized by floral designers and make excellent cut flowers for the home gardener.
Astrantia blooms well in full sun but prefers part shade. It grows best in moist soil rich in organic material. Plant masterwort en masse for an impressive ground cover, or mixed in with other woodland plants with various bloom times for a naturalistic look.
Native to CT: No
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7