Alchemilla mollis

lady's mantle

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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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5.0

Very good plants

By SuzanneH

from Yorkshire

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    Comments about Alchemilla mollis:

    The plants were a much better size than most home delivery products, fresh and well packaged.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
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    5.0

    Lady's Mantle

    By Neb2069

    from Shropshire

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      Comments about Alchemilla mollis:

      Planted spring 2015. Appeared small when received but grew to decent size that summer. Died back over winter and then grew really well this year (2016). Lined both sides of a path/walkway beautifully this year, even started flowering for second time well into autumn. Very happy with plants.

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      By Giddyaunt

      from Sussex

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        Comments about Alchemilla mollis:

        Great border plant. Leaves are lovely after the rain and the flowers are frothy and delightful

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        • Keen but clueless

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        5.0

        Outstanding plant!

        By Fairy Flowers

        from Kent

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          Comments about Alchemilla mollis:

          This is a wonderful, low-growing plant that forms gentle mounds of beautifully shaped leaves & wonderful greeny-yellow flowers. It's in flower pretty much the whole summer, especially if you cut the flowers down after the first flowering in late Spring /early Summer. It survives in tricky soil conditions (in my case, v heavy clay) & in my garden has self-seeded gently in the gravel paths. I have a ring of Alchemilla planted around an old birch tree & it looks stunning! Wouldn't be without this little star of the garden.

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