Every garden designer has their favourite plants. Astrantias are one of my favourite perennials for this time of year.
I love their wiry stems and delicate flowers. Once used in cottage garden borders they now work equally well planted with grasses in a contemporary setting. Astrantias are easy to grow and will tolerate full sun or shade as long as they don’t dry out.
My favourite varieties include Astrantia major ‘Alba’ with it’s almost green, white flowers and Astrantia major ‘Ruby Wedding’ with it’s stunning dark red flowers.