Common Name: Lady's mantle
Category: Groundcover Plants
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.25 m (25 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.35 m (35 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Blue/Green||Flowering Period: June to August|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Will tolerant a wide range of soil moisture levels
- Rate of growth: average to fast growing
A dwarf form of the Alchemilla mollis with pretty scalloped bluish-green leaves. From late spring to early summer it produces a frothy haze of tiny pom-pom-like chartreuse- yellow flowers. It looks wonderful planted en masse for groundcover or for edging paths and borders and will tolerate a range of adverse conditions including heavy clay. Once established it is drought tolerant too.
- Garden care: Cut back the faded flower heads and foliage in August and the plant will often produce a second flush of flowers. Alchemilla has a tendency to self-seed freely so to minimise the spread of the plant remove the seedheads carefully after flowering.