Lady's mantle

Alchemilla erythropoda

Lady's mantle - Alchemilla erythropoda

Common Name: Lady's mantle
Genus: Alchemilla
Species: erythropoda

Category: Groundcover Plants
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering 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.


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Lady's mantle - Alchemilla mollis

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