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Alchemilla mollis (Ladies Mantle, Alcemilla)

Alchemilla mollis (Ladies Mantle, Alcemilla)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Lime green Flowers (Summer early), Light green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Alchemilla mollis Description

This impressive mound forming herbaceous plant produces a profusion of frothy green - yellow flowers throughout the summer; complimenting the attractive light green foliage beneath. Suitable for rockeries, borders or as ground cover. 60cm x 60cm

Alchemilla mollis - Cultivation Notes

Alchemilla is fantastic all-rounder, tolerating all moist soil types (especially chalk). Preferring full sun, it will also tolerate some shade, and self seeds easily making it ideal for informal / cottage garden planting.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Alchemilla mollis:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Alchemilla mollis:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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Common Missspellings: Achemila, Alchimila, Alchamila

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