Astrantia is a pretty flower that often plays the supporting role in bouquets and buttonholes thanks to its handy not-too-big not-too-small size. Strangely enough these guys come from the same family as the carrot, which makes more sense when you realise they look good enough to eat.
A bonus of this guy is that he dries well. Thanks to their deceivingly sturdy stems and flowers these beauties look almost as good dired as they do fresh, which is ideal if you’re looking for flowers ideas that will preserve well after your wedding.
We’ve already given the game away here, but Astrantia is a smallish flower, which adds great texture and movement to arrangements. The head sizes, when fully open, are roughly between the size of one pound coin and a fifty pence piece. Buds and secondary shoots can obviously be smaller, but they add a nice bit of variety when all tied up together.
What colours do Astrantia come in?
These star-like flowers come in a variety of pink and purple tones, from very pale through to strong cerise. They also come in a lovely green and white combo, which is perfect for the traditionalists among us. Whether you want something to tone or contrast with your main flowers these pretty petals are the perfect pals to do the job.
Astrantia flower meaning
Astrantia flowers, which are also known as Masterword, are thought to represent strength, courage, and protection.
What other flowers go well with Astrantia?
Because of their delicate stamen-filled flowers we think astrantia go perfectly in a bit of a wild flower bouquet, bringing life and fluidity to bunches filled with other country garden favourites – like clematis, old English roses, snapdragons and sweet peas.
The good news is, though, that these beauties are so subtle that they work well with pretty much anything. And if you’ve got a handful of roses in mind and just want a little something to break things up a bit then astrantia are sure to look beautiful in between your main flowers.
When are Astrantia in season?
Luckily there are only two months in the year when it might be tricky to get hold of Astrantia, so they’re nearly always available. The trickier months to get your hands on these are September and October, but other than that they’re available all year round.
How much do Astrantia cost?
Each little stem of this stuff comes in at around £1.20 once we cost it up into a bouquet, but remember you’ll get a load of blooms for that price, thanks to multiple flowers on each stem.