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Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

Anyone an expert on Asntrantias? I bought Astrantia Roma a few months ago because I wanted some with colour. But now that it's flowering int's not really looking like the label. 

Cf. Mine's like the top one but the label is like the bottom one. Any ideas anyone? The OH suggested the soil?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    The top looks a bit washed out for Roma.

    Where did you get it? is it likely to be ex Roma?

    I doubt it's the soil

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,322

    Quite a difference Jim. Verd grows them but I don't know if he's around today. Plants do vary a bit depending on light and soil, and some flowers fade as they mature etc, but that bottom one is very dark by comparison.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    A quick Google shows there's a bit of confusion about Roma. You'll notice that both those links are for Roma. And annoyingly now my original ones are all flowering I have a couple which look more like the label than this does. image By the way, I wasn't aware of the soil affecting Astrantias and I doubt that's the reason but I was just impressed my OH was now thinking like a gardener. image

    Thanks for the reply

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    i just got an roma from local plant sale, no flowers yet, hoping it'll be the paler for my garden

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    An, great, thanks Verdun, I was hoping it was something like that. It is a young plant, when it first opened it was pure white, which was really frustrating because I've a garden full of white ones, lol, but then the actual flower bits turned red, so that was a bit of a relief, at least it was different to the ones I had. It is in a very shady spot it's tucked under a box tree. You plant things when they're tiny time after time not thinking quite how big they'll get. I'll move it in the autumn then. That really does explain the two photos above then. I thought I was doing it a favour giving it a shady spot, the others wilt in the heat of the day. Mystery solved. Thanks again Verdun. 

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,485

    Hmm. That's interesting. I didn't keep the labels for mine so I'll bear that in mind when I come to ID them. Should they ever condescend to flower...

    Wearside, England.
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