The Royal Pavilion Garden Volunteers have chosen the Astrantia Major for July.
July is when Astrantia Major is at its best. The low growing herbaceous perennial produces masses of beautiful white pin-cushion shaped flowers. Best grown in partial shade, it looks good in front of a bed in drifts or part of the woodland edge planting.
You can find it in abundance across the gardens, but there is a specific area to look out for from the turning circle at the entrance to the Pavilion around the gardens in the right hand beds.
Cut dead flowers down to the ground after flowering and it will flower again late summer early autumn. To propagate, divide the clumps in autumn or spring.