Astrantia Companion Plants

Are you looking for plants that can companion with Astrantia flowers? This list of companion plants includes hardy and attractive plants and can help create a beautiful flower garden next to Astrantia shrubs. With this information at your fingertips, you’ll be able to create a harmonious environment that is perfect for enjoying Astrantia flowers.

Autumn Fern

Autum ferns (Dryopteris erythrosora) in a Chicago area garden.

Winter-hardy Japanese shield fern or Japanese wood fern can be found as far north as USDA hardiness zone 5. With their coppery-red spring blooms, autumn ferns bring color to the garden all year long, maturing to bright green in the summer. Learn how to cultivate autumn ferns by reading on.

Bowman’s Root

Flowers of Gillenia trifoliate (common names Bowman’s root and Indian physic) is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae

The rootstock of this long-lived perennial is woody, and it can reach a height of 2-3 feet. Each crown has one or more branches. They’re divided into three narrow and toothed lobes on the blade of the leaf. A 3-parted, almost stalkless plant with narrow petals and white or pinkish flowers. Flowers with five narrow petals and a loose panicle structure are found on the whitish plants. After the petals have faded, the red calyxes remain.

There is some irregularity in the projection of the five petals of this plant. For laxative and emetic purposes, the dried and powdered root was widely used by Native Americans. Ipecac, a relative of Ipecac, has large, sharply toothed or jagged stipules found in the southern and western United States.

Meadow Rue

Thalictrum rochebrunianum blooming

Soil rich in nutrients, moist, and well-drained is ideal for meadow rue. Depending on the cultivar, the plants can grow to 2–6 feet (0.6–1.8 m). There are many cultivars to choose from. Staking may be necessary if your plants are particularly tall in order to prevent them from toppling over. Alternatively, you can group three or more meadow rue plants together so that they can provide each other with support.

Mountain Fleece

Selective focus of red flower Persicaria amplexicaulis in the garden with soft sunlight, Knotweed is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants, Polygonaceae, Nature floral background.Selective focus of red flower Persicaria amplexicaulis in the garden with soft sunlight, Knotweed is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants, Polygonaceae, Nature floral background.

A hardy, upright perennial with narrow, bottlebrush-like flowers of purple, pink, red, or white, mountain fleece (Persicaria amplexicaulis) is also known as persicaria, bistort, or knotweed. Mountain fleece can be grown in a home garden, so keep reading to learn how to do it yourself. As a mature fiber, mountain fleece can grow up to 3 feet (.91 to 1.2 meters) in height. Flowers, borders, or a stream or pond can all benefit from the presence of this plant. Persicaria/mountain fleece is a low-maintenance, long-lasting option for rock gardens, prairie-style landscapes, and garden meadows.

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife or Salicaire commune in French is an invasive wild plant producing two million seeds in a season in North America. ( Lysimachia atropurpurea )

Although it can reach 12 feet, purple loosestrife is typically only 3 to 7 feet tall. It has a long lifespan, and the base usually becomes tough and fibrous. The narrow leaves of purple loosestrife are oppositely arranged on the stem. The number of flowering stems on a plant can range from one to 50. Magenta-pink in color, the flowers have five to seven narrow petal segments. It is possible to see purple loosestrife in bloom from July until the beginning of September.


Yellow flower of yellow avens on a meadow, Geum aleppicum

A well-loved and popular hardy perennial, geums bloom from late spring into summer and fall in some areas.

In addition to their brightly colored flowers, these plants have semi-evergreen foliage. Geums are ideal for the front or middle of a border because they can reach a height of 50cm. They’re ideal for front or middle borders. Plant geums in full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil for best results. Divide clumps every three years and remove deadheads from the plants.

Moist soil is ideal for growing gypsum plants like geums. Acidic or alkaline soils are ideal for them, but they struggle in hot, dry conditions like those found along a south-facing border.

Common Sage

Salvia officinalis

Sage is a very low-maintenance plant that performs well in dry conditions. Its small evergreen leaves are arranged on the stem at top of one another and then slightly folded down. Tiny white flowers appear after twigs start growing, with five petals and purple spots near their bottoms. The yellowish-green sage has an interesting spicy scent while it blooms inside pea-sized bracts on its terminal branches –

Black Elder

Sambucus nigra

The official states that the elder is a hardy English shrub native to Europe and Asia. The leaves of this plant are the most distinctive feature; they grow in spring on tall flower stems and turn green before becoming light yellow fall color. Elder has dark blue bell-shaped flowers best known for their use as flavoring agents or natural food items like jellies or jams. Black elder blossoms don’t open all at once but appear staggered in spring.