Alchemilla mollis

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This alchemists herb catches one single jewelled raindrop in every leaf and then exudes pearly tears along finely serrated edges long after the foam of lime-yellow flower has faded

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich soil
  • Rate of Growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    No garden should be without this beautiful and useful perennial. It has scalloped, bright green leaves which catch droplets of water that look like quicksilver and from June to September, it produces a frothy haze of tiny, chartreuse yellow flowers. Its ideal planted en-masse for groundcover or edging paths, it tolerates a range of adverse conditions including heavy clay and, once established, is drought tolerant. Alchemilla mollis takes its name from the Arabic, meaning little magical one, as in the middle ages the water collected from its leaves after a morning dew was said to have healing properties.

  • 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-seedfreely, so to minimise the spread of the plant remove the seedheads carefully after flowering.



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