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Alchemilla hoppeana (Reichenb.) Dalla Torre

Alchemilla hoppeana (Reichenb.) Dalla Torre



About this cultivar:

Alchemilla hoppeana (Reichenb.) Dalla Torre similar to Alchemilla alpina but with seven to nine leaflets which are green and sparsely hairy beneath. Native to the northern Alps, Jura and southwestern Germany, in limestone pasture and rocks.This plant will NOT take over your garden like Alchemilla mollis! As a small plant works well with other small plants. You can also try it alone in the front of a border, rock garden, path, or wall

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil that is reasonable well drained
  • Flowers: June, July, August, September
  • Other features: -
  • Hardiness: H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C) 
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 10 - 20 cm (0.25 - 0.75 ft)
  • Spread: 10 - 30 cm (0.25 - 1 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.