About this cultivar:
Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' is a darker cultivar of masterwort. It is a popular cultivar introduced by Nori Pope and named after the famous Hadspen House garden in England. Its outer petals are a darker blood red than most other red or pink Astrantia. Often the flowers don't open fully to wonderful effect. With 'Hadspen Blood' you regularly get a second flush of flowers in the Autumn. 'Hadspen Blood' doesn't seed much, if at all. We've had it in many parts our garden for many years and often see it at many flower shows, such as Chelsea.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil - grows well in Ballyrobert!
Flowers: June, July, August, September
- Other features: Bees and Butterflies, Cut Flowers or Dried Flowers
- Hardiness: Fully hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert!
- Habit: Clump forming, Bushy
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft)
- Spread: 45 - 75 cm (1.5 - 2.5 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Pink, red, green
- Goes well with: Campanula lactiflora 'Pritchard's Variety', Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna', Rosa 'Our Molly' (see photo)