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.