Astrantia Shaggy has a long performance run. Continually prune flower stems back towards the base once they look tired to encourage additional seasonal flushes. Check out the Soto Journal for more information.
How to care for Astrantia Shaggy
Astrantia Shaggy is happy in most gardens, they do well in all light conditions.
Other than enough water and good quaity soil, no further care is needed.
Astrantia Shaggy doesn't like dry soil.
Plant with lots of good quality, peat-free compost for best results.
Astrantia Shaggy doesn't like to sit in soggy soil, don't let it become waterlogged.
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'
Flowers every year (perennial)
RECOMMENDED SOTO POT SIZE
NURSERY POT SIZE
EVENTUAL GROWTH (2-5 YEARS)
Height - 0.5m, Width - 0.5m
In this Soto Masterclass Max explains the winning features of the very popular Astrania Shaggy. He covers how Soto suggest using the plant and its key characteristics.
Watch to hear the best way to care for the Shaggy. Max suggests giving the Astrantia a liquid feed every ten to fourteen days during the spring and summer. In the spring cover with a few inches of compost to give the Astrantia the nutrients it needs to grow.
Max explains how to prolong the flowering season by cutting down at the base. Read the Astrantia masterclass for a full explanation. In the autumn either leave the flower heads of the Shaggy for winter interest or watch to see how Max cuts the foliage back with secateurs for a neater finish.
Max mentions not to worry about any yellow leaves, it is the natural cycle of the plant.