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Astrantia Major ‘Ruby Cloud’

Trial: Perennial

Years Trialed: 1998, 1999

Good Qualities

Year 1

Still alive, some plants were more robust than other plants.

Year 2

Pretty flower; Beautiful plant.

Problems

Year 1

Wrong climate (Zone 8).

Year 2

Not many of these made it through the winter and the ones that did were short and weak. They never did really take off; Not good for cut flower. Too spindly. Doesn’t hold well.

Comments

Year 1

Did not flower in the first year. Had a very hot dry summer and irrigated fairly regularly but it never grew more than 1 inch; Despite our drought, they have all survived and are growing well.

Year 2

The few flowers I got were pretty and held up well but the plants didn’t do well.

Trial Data

Year 1

Astrantia major ‘Ruby Cloud’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average

¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Year 2

Astrantia major ‘Ruby Cloud’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 2.5 12.0 2.0 2.0 2.5

¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Green Leaf Enterprises
2369 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-0300
FAX 717-299-7162

perennials@yoder.com

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