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Alchemilla erythropoda

Lady's mantle

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

An attractive ground cover plant with blue-green foliage with stems that often turn red in the sun. Sprays of tiny yellow flowers are borne from late spring to late summer. They can be cut for use in fresh or dried displays. In autumn they turn orange-red in colour. Plants enjoy moist soil in a shady spot. Propagate by sowing from seed or dividing in spring or autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Alchemilla

Species: erythropoda

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Time to divide plants: March to June


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