Alchemilla saxatilis description
The white leaf edges help to brighten the area.
Little fluffy cream flowers appear in early summer – cut these off after flowering to smarten it up and more flowers may come again.
Rabbit and deer resistant.
How easy is it to grow:
The best place for this plant is under some shade, where others would struggle – it is great for the front of a border, Cottage Garden, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in pots.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
Common name: Alpine Lady’s Mantle
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, especially good for a small space in a shady place.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, including clay, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or moist.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off old flower stems.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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