Height to 80 cms. The infloresescence is umbrella-shaped, with 2 to 3 cms of diameter. Pincushions of white flowers surrounded by ruffs. Sun or part shade. Clump forming. Winter dormant.
To 70 cms in height. Masterwort is highly regarded by floral designers for the unique umbels of starry flowers, a bit like a refined Queen-Anne Lace in effect, but not at all weedy in habit. This is a seed strain, mostly producing red-flowered forms, with a few pink or white on occasion. Excellent filler plant for a moist area in sun or part shade. Also nice in mixed containers or tubs. Flowers may be cut fresh, or dried for winter arrangements. Remove faded flowers to encourage more buds, also to prevent plants from self seeding all over. Winter dormant.
To 60 cms in height. Unusual flowers that are a group of tightly packed florets that are backed by petal-like bracts. This makes the flowers look much like a star or a firework. Sun/part shade. Clump forming, hardy perennial. Could include pink shades or pink/green/white. Winter dormant.
1 - 2 metres. One of the showiest of the meadow rues. From mid-summer to autumn, tight pompom-like clusters of lilac-mauve sepals on purple tinted stems and delicately textured foliage. Back of border plant - best staked. Suits near streams, borders, wild/woodland gardens. Part shade, moist soil. Winter dormant.
(Bridal Wreath). Dark green leaves to 30 cms. 70 cm spikes bear flowers that are pale pink with deeper pink veining. Summer flowering. Sun or partial shade. Good cut flower.