Alchemilla alpina

Alpine lady's mantle

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (230279)

Plant details

This compact wildflower is perfect for the rockery. It has decorative foliage that is deep green above and silky-hairy beneath, and bears delicate sprays of small, greenish-yellow flowers in summer.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Alchemilla

Species: alpina

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 12cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to divide plants: April to June

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