Astrantia major “Roma” (Masterwort ‘Roma’) has delicate pink flowers that are perched atop thin stems, grouped together into a domed shape. Blooming in late spring and early summer, A. major ‘Roma’ prefers full sun to partial shade.
It reaches heights between 18 and 24 inches, tolerates a wide range of soils, and is resistant to mammalian herbivory. Deadheading these flowers can help prolong the flowering period and prevent the plant from seeding.
|Botanical Name||Astrantia major ‘Roma’|
|Common Name||masterwort ‘Roma’|
|USDA Zone||4 thru 7|
|Light Requirement||Part Shade|
|Season(s) of interest||spring, summer, fall|
|Height and Spread||1.5-2ft x 1-1.5ft (45-60cm x 30-45cm)|
|Flower Color||Red to Silver-Pink|
|Additional Information||Not Native to the US Midwest. Species is native to wet areas in Europe and Western Asia|
|Location in Lurie Garden||Southwest Dark Plate, East Dark Platespring, summer, fall|