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Astrantia - this is what I was telling you about to provide texture and a soft pinky gold colour in your flowers

astrantia is one of our favourite flowers and is usually available in January for a winter wedding. A beautiful and delicate flower.

Astrantia major 'Venice' - zones 4 -9

Astrantia major 'Venice' - zones 4 This plant probably requires more water than the rest of the plants on page, but I love it.

Delicate, feminine (but the name isn't) - Astrantia Major Shaggy

Astrantia involucrata 'Shaggy' - or better known as Granny's Pin Cushion - a classic cottage plant.

White flowers of Astrantia 'Star of billion"

White flowers of Astrantia 'Star of billion" June to September cut back close to ground after flowering and mulch.

Debby's Garden Links: Astrantia 'Roma' (Masterwort)

Astrantia 'Roma' - long flowering, hardy perennial with deep pink pin cushion flowers.

Astrantia major 'Claret': Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period:June to August Hardiness: fully hardy

MAY AND JUNE BLOOMS Astrantia major 'Claret': Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period:June to August Hardiness: fully hardy

Astrantia 'Buckland'  - all the astrantia's are supposed to cope with shade and wet so might give them a try.

Astrantia 'Buckland' - 'Buckland' is a deciduous perennial growing to tall and has pale-pink flowers surrounded by white bracts tipped with green

Astrantia major. shade-tolerant, long-flowering and very long-lived perennials in the garden and cut for a vase - cottage garden favourites.

Astrantia major - isotähtiputki shade-tolerant, long-flowering and very long-lived perennials in the garden and cut for a vase - cottage garden favourites.

Astrantia major ‘Roma’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Astrantia major ‘Roma’ Produces flowers in a rather special muted rose colour over a long period. 'Washfield' is an attractive selection which, in colour, is somewhere between 'Roma'and the dark red cultivars. Shade/part shade to height.

White astrantias with birch tree, ferns, and Siberian iris (try with feathery fennel and white foxgloves)

White astrantias with birch tree, ferns, and Siberian iris (try with feathery fennel and white foxgloves) leuk met varens tussendoor

RHS Plant Selector Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding' / RHS Gardening - Size Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

RHS Plant Selector Astrantia major 'Ruby Wedding' / RHS Gardening - Size Ultimate height metres Ultimate spread metres Time to ultimate height years