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Alchemilla Mollis — 16 Comments

  1. Howdy Alistair… I have a few alchemilla’s in the garden… One year many years ago, I found many seedlings and grew them on… I don’t think the parent plant exists any longer. It was the only time I ever found seedlings of this plant which strikes me as odd. Is it spring yet by you?!!! Lots to do before that on this end! Larry

  2. Alistair this is one of my fav plants, I also have Alchemilla ellenbeckii, miniture lady’s mantle, it’s very tiny with red stems, it’s also in a bed that needs serious sorting out and it’s one of the plants that has spread too far, I think it would make a good ground cover plant, Alchemilla Mollis was given to me by a neighbour and has spread well, as I have the room I leave or reposition seedlings, I also have Alchemilla Vulgaris which is a bit smaller than Mollis, I didn’t know there were even more varieties thanks for the info, Frances

  3. I love the leaves, but can’t overcome my dislike of yellow flowers. It can change although. It was time when I didn’t like hosta. Now, I can’t get enough of it.

  4. I have never been very fond of Lady’s Mantle but many are. The reseeding is what I find to be a bit of a problem, plus like you mentioned, it is a bit common. Your dwarf variety is most interesting. I may have a look.

  5. I love how raindrops are held in the leaves like little jewels. We have mollis and the alpine version. The alpine version is very well-behaved and ‘cute’ unlike mollis which would take over wouldn’t it?

  6. Hello, I love Lady’s mantle, and my daughter has lots of it in her garden, which my son in-law hates. Is it possible to dig some up to transplant into my garden?

    • Its a great plant Rosie, and seeds itself around sometimes too freely for some peoples liking. Dig it up and transplant as many as you wish give it a good soaking.
      regards Alistair.

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