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Greater Masterwort ‘Ruby Cloud’ | Plant Profile

Greater Masterwort ‘Ruby Cloud’ (Astrantia major) are showy herbaceous perennials. The green foliage has several lobes and is complimented by red-pink star shaped flowers. The flowers bloom in late spring and early summer on thin stems above the foliage.

‘Ruby Cloud’ prefers fertile, medium to wet, well drained soils in part shade.

‘Ruby Cloud’ are effective additions to wildflower gardens along river or stream banks. They tend to spread and may be used to fill in bare spots, though they are not invasive.


Greater Masterwort 'Ruby Cloud' Characteristics

'Ruby Cloud' are attractive wildflowers with starburst-like blooms. They are native to mountain meadows and prefer cooler climates. The soils should never be let dry out. 'Ruby Cloud' may struggle in the height of summer as they perform best when night time temperatures consistently drop below 70F. When healthy, they spread via their roots and may form colonies. Remove spent flowers to prevent self-seeding.

There are few serious insect or disease issues that plague 'Ruby Cloud'. Slugs and snails may visit to snack on the leaves.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 7
2.00 - 3.00'
1.00 - 1.50'
Bloom Time
May - July
Medium - Wet
Part Shade
Deer Resistant?