Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers

Astrantia ~ Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers

This week on ‘Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers’ Karen Morgan of Passion for Flowers talks all about how you can use astrantia in your wedding floral decorations. Astrantia is one of my favourite fillers for adding texture to floral decorations. It works well for different styles, it looks stunning mixed with high quality roses for an elegant or vintage look, but can also be used in country style designs and a more rustic look when mixed with lisianthus, bitter balls, nigela etc.

Astrantia ~ Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers

astrantia wedding flowers

 What season is astrantia available in?

Astrantia or its common name Masterwort or Hattie’s pincushion is generally available from March to November but peak season is May to October.

 What style of wedding does astrantia work with?

It is perfect for a relaxed rustic look with a mix of natural flowers or for a more elegant look just add small snippets for texture with an abundance of dreamy roses.

Would astrantia look good in a bridal bouquet?

It is perfect for natural looking bouquets, adding snippets of astrantia will give texture to a bridal bouquet. Mix with roses for an elegant or vintage look depending on your choice of roses or for a rustic / country style bouquet mix astrantia with lisianthus, scabious and bitter balls.

astrantia wedding bouquets

Could astrantia be used in button holes or corsages?

It can be used in corsages or button holes mixed with other flowers but it does benefit from wiring as it is a delicate flower head. Astrantia can also be used in wrist corsages to give texture.

astrantia wedding buttonholes and wrist corsages

How can astrantia be used as table centre pieces?

For spring and summer weddings astrantia is invaluable, it looks great in single stem containers, a good filler for informal country jugs, groupings of jam jars or mixed with roses for a country garden wedding.

astrantia wedding flowers centrepieces

Where else can I use astrantia at my wedding?

  • Astrantia looks gorgeous on small side tables arranged in bottles lined up along the window sills.
  • It can be used in small posies and looks good with other summer flowers scented stocks and delicate nigella.

astrantia wedding flowers extras

 What colour does astrantia come in?

It is most commonly see in cream white but also available in pale pink, deep pink through to burgundy.

astrantia pink and white wedding flowers

 Do you have any conditioning tips?

You should re-cut the stems of astrantia and be place it in clean fresh water with flower food. Take care with the delicate stems.

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~ Creative Director at The Wedding of my Dreams. Gemma brings you inspiration for your big day through her blog posts as well as sourcing new wedding decorations & details available to buy online at www.theweddingofmydreams.co.uk.

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