Alchemilla sericata 'Gold Strike'

Alchemilla sericata ‘Gold Strike’

Lady's mantle

  • Botanical name: Alchemilla sericata 'Gold Strike'
  • Common name: Lady's mantle
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Alchemilla are charming perennials with frothy lime-green summer flowers and pleated, apple-green foliage.

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Alchemilla sericata ‘Gold Strike’ has smaller leaves than Alchemilla mollis. It forms neat, compact mounds of grey-green leaves, topped with upright sprays of lime-green flowers in late spring and early summer.

Alchemilla sericata ‘Gold Strike’ is ideal for growing at the front of the border, lining a path or beneath alliums or roses. It makes great ground cover. Like all alchemillas, it self-seeds freely, into gravel or cracks between paving. If you want to avoid this, cut back the faded flowers promptly.

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Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Cut back foliage hard in late summer to encourage a new flush of leaves and flowers.

How to grow Alchemilla 'Gold Strike'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

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Alchemilla 'Gold Strike' and wildlife

Alchemilla 'Gold Strike' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Alchemilla 'Gold Strike' poisonous?

Alchemilla 'Gold Strike' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People