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Alchemilla mollis

Lady's mantle

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.65m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellowish green
  • Leaf ColourGrey green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle). This is the most widely cultivated species. It is a low-growing, clump-forming perennial with soft grey-green, fan-shaped foliage. Sprays of tiny pale yellow flowers are produced in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Turkey, E. Carpathians, Caucasus

Interest and use

Border, edging, ground cover, cut flowers and walls. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These plants will often self-sow and you should remove the flowers before they set seed, if this becomes a problem.

Propagation

You can divide the overgrown clumps in the spring or sow the fresh seeds outdoors in the summer. Self seeds freely.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may damage young foliage.

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