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  • noun Any of the genus Astrantia of herbaceous plants.

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  • noun any plant of the genus Astrantia


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From the genus name.


  • When you weave a wood anemone, astrantia and a rudbeckia together, don't expect success as there is little overlap in flowering and the leaves are dull together.

    Gardens: Planting in drifts

  • A good number of umbellifers are stable perennials and I use astrantia and eryngium on a regular basis, but Molopospermum peloponnesiacum is a new favourite.

    Jolly brollies

  • Thanks so much for the astrantia tip, I have never grown that plant but always admire them in the catalogs.

    Succulents-The Sedums « Fairegarden

  • The garden is actually getting rather tired as the summer progresses, but I still have yellow loosestrife, some alstroemeria, alchemilla mollis (ladies' mantle), meadow-sweet, astrantia (this year for the first time in more than one colour), red and white valerian, lavender, veronica and butterfly blue scabious.

    Weekend pleasures

  • I am still coming across messy remnants of last season that need to be dug up and split: a huge astrantia and a spreading shasta daisy. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Then comes the shocking bit at the end: totting up the cost, and, just when you've convinced yourself that it really is worth spending that much on an acer or an astrantia, comes the final blow: postage and packing charges.

    Life and style |

  • Melica altissima, and umbels such as bupleurum, fennel, anthriscus, selinum, eryngium and astrantia can be cut and collected whole.

    Life and style |


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