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Commonly known as Lady's mantle

Genus of about 250 species of perennials widely distributed from meadows and light woodland in northern temperate and arctic zones and mountain regions in tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia (Java).

The frothy flowers are ideal for providing cool, pastel colouring in cut flower arrangements.

Because of the remarkable water-beading properties of the leaves of A. mollis, water droplets appearing like quicksilver were considered to be water in its purest form.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - grown for foliage and frothy sprays of flowers.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - good for wildflower garden.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails attack young foliage.
  • Place of origin - range from northern temperate and Arctic zones to mountains in Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia(Java).
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - any moist, humus-rich soil.

Buy Varieties of ALCHEMILLA

ALCHEMILLA erythropoda   AWARD

ALCHEMILLA erythropoda  >

Commonly known as: Lady's mantle .
A species from the Caucasus, with hairy deeply cut grey-green leaves and pale green flowers
individually £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


ALCHEMILLA mollis  >

Commonly known as: Lady's mantle.
Lime-green flowers
individually £10.50 each , 3+ £8.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ALCHEMILLA pectinatus

ALCHEMILLA pectinatus  >

Commonly known as: Lady's mantle.
Vigorous spreading ground cover ideal for a hedge or bank with olive green leaves and clusters of tiny chartreuse flowers
£10.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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