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Alchemilla filicaulis

Hairy lady's mantle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.05m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourGreenish yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Alchemilla filicaulis (Hairy lady's mantle). This species has mainly basal leaves which are either palmate or palmately lobed and toothed. The flowers are greenish yellow with four fused sepals but no petals.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Lady's mantle

Origin

Britain & N. Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

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

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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