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Alchemilla faeroensis var. pumila

Alchemilla faeroensis var. pumila



About this cultivar:

Alchemilla faeroensis var. pumila  is a dwarf form of the lady's mantle native to the Faroe Islands. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin pumilus (meaning little). This plant will NOT take over your garden like Alchemilla mollis! As a small plant this works well with other small plants. You can also try it alone in the front of a border, rock garden, path, or wall. Probably best in a pot.

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil that isn't too wet.
  • Flowers: June, July, August, September
  • Other features: -
  • Hardiness: H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C)
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 5 - 10 cm (0.1 - 0.3 ft)
  • Spread: 5 - 10 cm (0.1 - 0.3 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial, Alpine or Rockery
  • 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.