The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Astrantia major 'Moulin Rouge'


Photo of Astrantia major 'Moulin Rouge'


One of the darkest Astrantia, with very dark red flowers surrounded by nearly black from June to August. It looks superb among damp garden borders, and nestled in moist soils next to ponds. A favourite amongst florists for both fresh and dried flower arrangements and is ideal for a cottage garden.


  • Perennials

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Ground cover
  • Attractive to bees

Care instructions

Deadhead before seed is ripe to prevent self-seeding. After flowering, plants can be rejuvenated by cutting them back close to the ground - fresh new foliage and a late crop of flowers start appearing shortly after. Spray for mildew during the growing season. Divide in Spring.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 45cm

Eventual spread: 30cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline