sun - partial shade
acid - neutral - alkaline
hardy, USDA zone 4-7
Iceland, Faroe Islands, Scandinavia
Alchemilla is a genus in the family Rosaceae. They have ornamental foliage and although the flowers aren't very showy, the umbels of lime green flowers are great accents with other flower colours. Most species of the genus are native to northern Eurasia, but a few species are native to mountains in Africa and N-America. Three species are native to Iceland.
Division in spring.
Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.
Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 20°C (68°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).
A low growing perennial, native to E-Iceland that is well suited for rock gardens or at the front of a perennial border with other compact plants. Hardy and easy to grow in well drained soil and and sun for at least part of the day.