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Alchemilla alpina

Alpine lady's mantle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.08m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Alchemilla alpina (Alpine lady's mantle). This perennial is mat forming and has an erect, flowering stem and leaves that are greyish green above and silvery underneath. The flowers, which appear in summer, are very small and are greenish yellow. It grows to a height 15cm with a spread of about 45cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Lady's mantle

Origin

N. Europe, Greenland

Interest and use

Can be found in pastures.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and can be grown in all but boggy soils, with sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or by division of the fibrous roots in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may damage young foliage.

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