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Damhead Nursery
Damhead Farm
Lothianburn
Midlothian
EH10 7DZ

Details
'Claret' grows to 60cm tall, with deep purplish-red pin-cushion flower-heads opening in mid summer; seed-raised and somewhat variable.

Hardiness

H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

Aspect
South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

Exposure

Sheltered

Moisture
Poorly-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil
Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size
Ultimate height
0.5-1 metres
Ultimate spread
0.1-0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2-5 years

How to grow
Cultivation
Best grown in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade but will tolerate drier conditions
Propagation
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe or propagate by divisionin spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care
Pruning
Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding
Pests
Generally pest free
Diseases
Powdery mildews may be troublesome

Astrantia Major Claret

£7.40Price
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