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?
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
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.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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. 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.
Thanks for the reply
i just got an roma from local plant sale, no flowers yet, hoping it'll be the paler for my garden
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.
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...