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Alchemilla conjuncta

Silver Lady's Mantle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.4m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGreenish yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark blue-green, silver-margined

Description

Alchemilla conjuncta (Silver Lady's Mantle). This species has almost palmate, 7-9 lobed, pale blue-green leaves with toothed edges and a dense covering of silvery hairs on the undersides which form silver margins on the tops of the leaves. The flowering stems are up to 40 cm tall and bear frothy panicles of tiny green-yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Alpine

Origin

S.W. Alps, Jura mountains

Interest and use

Ground cover or banks.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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