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Alchemilla erythropoda

Alchemilla erythropoda



About this cultivar:

Alchemilla erythropoda is a species of Alchemilla native to Eastern Europe. About half the size of Alchemilla mollis it looks just like a dwarf version, but it is not! It is a red-stem version (erythropoda means red stem). It forms a clump of hairy, palmate leaves, with sprays of citron-yellow flowers in early summer. The leaves of this and its relative A. mollis are noted for being highly water-repellent. Looks great anywhere. Seeds a bit but not as much as A. Mollis. The stems are not very red though, despite the species name.

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil - grows well in Ballyrobert!
  • Flowers: June, July, August, September
  • Other features: -
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert!
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 15 - 45 cm (0.5 - 1.5 ft)
  • Spread: 15 - 45 cm (0.5 - 1.5 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Colour: White, green, yellow
  • Goes well with: Ground cover plants such as Phlox subulata, Geranium & Vinca. Other small plants, alone in the front of a border, rock garden, path, or wall.

About this genus:

Alchemilla, also known as Lady's mantle, forms quite a large genus featuring a wide range of plant-types. Most species are clump-forming, or mounded, perennials with leaves arising from woody rhizomes. They tend to thrive in cool regions and are quite water-resistant. As you can imagine they often thrive in our garden!

The best use of Alchemilla in the garden tends to be as ground cover. As a result they compliment other ground cover type plants such as Phlox subulata, Geranium and even Vinca.