ALCHEMILLA epipsila

Small
Part shade
Sun
Yellow
Reasonable soil
Summer
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  30cm x 30cm

An unusual form of 'Lady's Mantle', Alchemilla epipsila is a more compact and dare we say it, slightly better behaved form of A. mollis as it does not self-seed so freely.  From June to July clusters of small yellowy-green flowers appear to bob above neat mounds of scalloped green gently folded concertina-style leaves.

Like its larger cousin it is very useful for edging, underplanting shrubs and disguising the fading foliage of shorter spring bulbs, but is equally at home in a wildflower meadow or informal cottage garden.  This good doer adds background interest to a garden without being overly flamboyant.  Very easy to grow, it can cope with most soils except very well-drained, in either sun or part shade.  Once flowering is over, cutting it back hard will encourage new foliage.