Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White'
Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White'
Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White'
Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White'
Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White'

Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White'

syn. Astrantia 'Westarwit'

Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White'

1 bare root — £5.21

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Description

Make Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White' part of your planting scheme and look forward to casting your gaze at a milky way of shimmering star-like blooms in your very own flowerbed! With each bewitching bloom comprised of gleaming white bracts and dotted with a dome of little silvery flowers, this superstar masterwort will without doubt bring glitz to your garden. With an exceptionally long flowering period, this dazzling newcomer is a must-have staple for borders or containers. Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White' (or 'Westarwit')sits well with virtually any type of garden design, whether that’s a cottage-style flower fantasy or a chic and contemporary number.  

Astrantia have long been florists’ favourites for summer arrangements, and with long-lasting blooms and sturdy stems, Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White' is no different. Allow the flowers to dry out and they even look spectacular in dried flower winter arrangements. For those who prefer to keep their plants outdoors, you’ll be doing your bit for bees by planting a good swathe of nectar-rich masterwort in your garden. Try planting Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White' ('Westarwit') alongside any ornamental grasses for a truly dreamy combination. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Astrantia major 'Sparkling Stars White'
    syb. Astrantia major 'Westarwit'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    3-4 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes, No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars White' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your syn. Astrantia 'Westarwit' bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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