Common name: Lady's Mantle
This is an easy to grow herbaceous perennial generally grown for its variegated leaf formation and lime-green flowers that appear in June/July.
It grows to around 300 -500 mm (12"-18") tall with a 600mm (24”) spread.
It is a useful flower for flower arranging because of its unusual colour.
Sow seeds in trays of seed compost and germinate at a temperature of 10°- 12°C (50-55°F)
Prick out seedlings when large enough to handle into small pots/cells and grow on in a cold frame until planting out time.
Cut back stems after flowering to 25mm (1") above ground level.
Alchemilla mollis is a prolific ‘self seeder’ meaning, you may find lots of seedling plants appearing around the parent plants in spring, cutting back after flowering helps to reduce this problem.
Divide plants, and replant immediately any time from now until April, providing ground conditions allow.
Plant out new plants 400mm (15") apart in moist well drained soil either in full sun or dappled shade.