Mýrastigi

Alchemilla vulgaris

Common Lady's Mantle

Rosaceae

Height

10-30 cm

Flower colour

lime green

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Europe and Greenland

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.

A low growing perennial native to Iceland, common in all regions. It is pretty in its natural environment, but the flowers are too small and the flower clusters too sparse to give it value as a garden plant.

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