I first heard of Astrantia when I worked at a nursery in 2001.
I lusted after it.
Why I never bought one, I have NO idea. I came home with dozens of plants, so there is no explanation.
I finally bought myself one last fall and it bloomed for the first time late this spring.
It is now giving me a second round and I'm in love.
I want them ALL.
I decided, mainly because I took so many dang pictures, that it deserved its own post.
It's so, so pretty.
And extremely photogenic, even for the likes of me.
As is always the case, I'm sure I'm late to jump on the Astrantia bandwagon, but better late than never.