Alchemilla saxatilis – Mail order alpines

£2.50

Airy, little cream flowers in early summer over interesting foliage.

Easy plant to grow.

Handy size, grown in 9cm pot:

Only 5 left in stock

Description

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.

This plant is good for a rockery, tub or raised bedHow 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

 

Alchemilla saxatilis flowering in June
Alchemilla saxatilis in June

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

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:

Hardy.

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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Additional information

Weight .25 kg

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