Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description'Sparkling Stars Pink' masterwort (or Astrantia) blooms in late spring and early summer with a profusion of bright pink flowers. Each flower head is made of dozens of tiny single flowers, which means there are plenty of flowers for pollinators (and gardeners) to enjoy. They bloom atop tall, wiry stems ideal for cut flower arrangements - fresh or dry!
Masterworts are easy to grow, making them easy to love. They're low maintenance, deer resistant, disease resistant, cold hardy, and tolerant of wet soils. They grow best in full to part sun and require moist soils for the best performance!DetailsBotanical name: Astrantia 'Sparkling Stars Pink' Common name: Masterwort, great masterwort, greater masterwort Zone: 4 – 7 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 2' x 1.5' Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring and summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rare & unusual, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, naturalizing, rain garden, underplanting, waterside, woodland, cut flower, pollinator garden How To GrowSoil: Grows best in organically rich, evenly moist, well-draining soil. Light: Part sun (4-6 hours sun) to sun (6+ hours sun) Water: Likes soil consistently moist. Adding mulch can help retain soil moisture. Spacing: 18-24 inches Fertilizing: Fertilize early spring to produce healthy flowers with a 5-10-5 fertilizer blend. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Foliage dies back in winter and can be cleared away in early spring before the plant sends up new shoots. Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to tidy up appearance and encourage rebloom. In optimal conditions, it will slowly spread by stolons.
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What a treat! Instead of receiving little bare root stock, I received 3 lush & blooming plants! It’s always amazing to me that I live in an area that’s loaded with catalog nursery growers and cannot buy anything unique or different (they’re all wholesale). I have had 100% success with the plants I’ve purchased from you and always receive full, healthy specimens that have been packed so that nothing is crushed or damaged. Three orders placed this year…so far!
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