Continually prune flower stems back towards the base once they look tired to encourage additional seasonal flushes. Astrantia Roma has a long performance run. Check out the Soto Journal for more information.
How to care for Astrantia Roma
Astrantia Roma is happy in most gardens, they do well in all light conditions.
Other than enough water and good quality soil, no further care is needed.
Astrantia Roma doesn't like dry soil.
Plant with a high quality, peat-free compost.
Astrantia Roma doesn't like to sit in soggy soil, don't let it become waterlogged.
Flowers every year (perennial)
RECOMMENDED SOTO POT SIZE
NURSERY POT SIZE
No toxic effects reported
EVENTUAL GROWTH (2-5 YEARS)
Height - 0.5m, Width - 0.5m
In this Soto Masterclass Max introduces the Astrania Roma, explaining how Soto suggest using the plant and its key characteristics.
The Astrantia Roma loves being in the sun, partial shade and shade. Max explains how to prolong the flowering season by deadheading regularly, just as the colour starts to fade. Read the Astrantia masterclass for a full explanation.
In the video Max demonstrates how to cut the astrantia’s flowers for a flower arrangement in a vase. In the autumn either leave the flower heads of the Roma for winter interest or watch to see how Max cuts the foliage back with secateurs for a neater finish.
Max explains not to worry about any yellow leaves, it is the natural cycle of the plant.