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ASTRANTIA MAJOR LOLA

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There are plenty of red astrantias out there, but Lola is just that bit different, boasting open saucer-shaped flowers in a daring shade of hot pink. She will bloom from late spring and on into the summer, so offers good value in the garden. The neat mound of leaves are maple-shaped and a nice fresh green to complement the colour of the flowers. Nice. Sun or semi-shade. Most soils, not too dry. 18 in. 2 litre pot.

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Nothing to do with the old Kinks' hit. That's about something completely different, so we are told.

Astrantias are very low maintenance plants, requiring the odd bit of deadheading (but not even much of that, to be honest) and cutting back to ground level in winter.

This video (Russian but no commentary, just music) has some nice images of astrantias in the garden situation, including some pink flowered varieties like Lola:

Astrantia Major Lola is a compact hardy perennial with lobed leaves and pink flowers from early to mid summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.

  • Height 18 in
  • Spread 18 in
  • Aspect Sun or semi-shade
  • Soil type Most soils, not too dry
  • Packing weight 1.5 kg

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ASTRANTIA MAJOR LOLA

ASTRANTIA MAJOR LOLA

There are plenty of red astrantias out there, but Lola is just that bit different, boasting open saucer-shaped flowers in a daring shade of hot pink. She will bloom from late spring and on into the summer, so offers good value in the garden. The neat mound of leaves are maple-shaped and a nice fresh green to complement the colour of the flowers. Nice. Sun or semi-shade. Most soils, not too dry. 18 in. 2 litre pot.

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