A genus of about 30 species, mostly natives of the mountains of Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are kidney shaped, and flowers are frothy clusters of greenish yellow that appear in early summer. A. mollis, the most widely grown of the genus, is available in an improved form that is neater and more upright than the species. The long-lasting blooms are a soft, sensuous shade that blends remarkably well with a range of colors. Lovely with hardy Geraniums, Japanese Iris of every hue, and Nepetas, and any of our summer-blooming Azaleas. It also looks sensational massed on its own, creating an effect that can be sunny or demure depending on the light and surroundings.
Alchemilla mollis generally prefers partial shade, but will grow happily in full sun in the North provided the soil remains evenly moist. It labors in the heat and humidity of the South and the dry heat of the desert Southwest.
For more information on the growing and care of Alchemilla, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Lisa V from Grand Haven, MI
I love this plant! Watching the leaves slowly unfurl in the spring, then dew drops collecting on them is enchanting. The frothy yellow/chartreuse flowers are beautiful and long lasting and blend very well with other colors of flower and foliage. Some gardeners may not like this, but every spring new seedlings come up in unexpected places, but they are easy to dig up and replant in a place where they can shine. Sometimes I've left those plants where they came up between rocks in a stacked rock wall and they are really lovely. Great to give those seedlings away as gifts to others too.
Mrs K from southern maryland
I can always count on your company to deliver a quality product, however the same quality can be found from other online retailers for a better price. I do not like to be negative but you are overpriced, Sorry but that is my opinion.
Forest Gardener from Pittsboro NC
I knew & loved this plant. They are just gorgeous with a raindrop or dewdrop caught in a leaf. The ones that came were great. It was not long before the voles ate them & obviously they (the plants) never came back. Sadly they won't work in my yard. If you don't have a vole issue, get some -- lots!
Yellow Mellow from Streetsboro, Ohio
I have always admired the ladys mantle's beauty. I felt that the plants were a bit pricey but ordered anyway. When the package arrived (fast service!), I was pleasantly surprised. The plants were beautiful-healthy, robust plants and packaged very simply. I am delighted and will order again from White Flower Farm. They look beautiful in my fall garden.
Carin from Oswego, NY
My star rating isn't really accurate as I don't have anything to judge. I purchased three of these, and planted them properly in 3 different locations, however, I think the stock I received was not as robust as most of what I purchase from White Flower Farm--there was very little root development in any of the three containers I received. I waited to see if any of the three came up in spring, but none did. So at some point I will try again as I really like the plant. This is the only plant material from WFF that I have ever had fail, so I didn't complain. Over all, I love this company!
Latin Name Pronunciation: al-keh-mill'uh
Best in partial shade and moist but well-drained soil. Cut back flower stems below the canopy of leaves when the blooms look untidy. Requires even moisture and shade in the South and may not flower well there.