Astrantia is a genus of herbaceous plants in the family
Apiaceae, endemic to Central, Eastern and Southern Europe
and the Caucasus.The Genus name comes from the Greek word
for star in reference to the star-like quality of the flower
heads. There are 8 or 9 species, which have aromatic roots,
palmate leaves, and decorative flowers. They are commonly
known as great masterwort.
Astrantia is a delicate clump-forming perennial.
Other Names: Masterwort, Great Masterwort
Descriptions: Astrantia have delicate,
star-shaped pin-cushion flowers on fine stems.
Size: Astrantia will grow to be up to
two feet tall.
Symbolism: Astrantia represents and symbolizes
strength, courage, and protection.
Soil Type: Clay,
Soil PH: Tolerant
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Astrantia will grow up to
2 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Red, Pink and White
Propagation: Propagate Astrantia
by root division or seed.
Division/Transplants: Divide Astrantia
from February to March
Blooming Period: Summer
Herbal Remedy Properties: Masterwort or
Astrantia has been used medicinally as a gentle
Native Area: Astrantia are native to Europe
and Western Asia.
Other: Astrantia comes from the Latin
word Aster, meaning "star".