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READY POTTED 1 LITRE POT ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS LADY’S MANTLE

READY POTTED 1 LITRE POT ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS CHARTREUSE (LIME-GREEN) FLOWERS
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ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS LADY’S MANTLE


 
CATEGORY ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS MAIN PICTURE STOCK PHOTO ONLY
BLOOMS SUMMER READY POTTED 1 LITRE POT
HEIGHT 40 CM






 


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Already Potted In 1 Litre Round Pots With Growth, Root And Shoot Development. The Main Picture Is A Stock Photo Only And Shows How The Plant Will Look When The Plant Is Fully Mature. Amount Of Bulbs Per Pot Varies Depending On The Type/Size Of Bulb, But Rest Assured The Pots Are Full. Each Pot Makes A Lovely Display And Can Be Either Left In Pots Or Taken Out And Used To Add Colour To Larger Containers, Or Borders.

Old-Fashioned And Delicate, “Lady’s Mantle” Is The Ideal Perennial For Partial Sun-Shade. This Compact And Vigorous Ornamental Has Scalloped Sea-Green Leaves And Effervescent Plumes Of Chartreuse Flowers That Appear In Summer.

Though Able To Tolerate Short Periods Of Drought, This Plant Does Best When Provided With Evenly Moist Well Drained Soil. These Can Be Refreshed If They Look Tired After A Hot Dry Summer By Cutting The Plants Back Hard. Often Overlooked By Gardeners In Search Of Something Exciting, The Unpretentious Appearance Of “Lady’s Mantle” Makes It Extremely Useful All Round The Garden.

“Alchemilla Mollis” Has Received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award Of Garden Merit (Agm) Which Is For Plants Of Outstanding Excellence.

If You Cut Back Alchemilla Mollis Right Back After Its Summer Flowering And Feed It With Potash Or Tomorite, Its Leaves Come Back Fresh And Beautiful And It Should Flower Again In Early Autumn. Grow As Ground Cover In Shade Or Beneath Roses. If Allowed To Self-Seed Into Gravel Or Cracks Between Paving, The Resulting Seedlings Are Very Drought Tolerant

Although There Is Nothing New About Lady’s Mantle, It Remains One Of The Most Outstanding Perennials. Both By Virtue Of Its Foliage And Flowers. First It’s Foliage. The Leaves Are Soft Grey-Green, Rounded In Outline, With Margins That Are Both Scalloped And Finely Toothed. The Exquisite Form Of The Leaves Gives Rise To The Plants Common Name, As Each One Resembles A Cape. The Foliage Has The Additional Virtue Of Looking Especially Beautiful After Rain, When It Holds Water Droplets In The Pleats Of Its Surface Like So Many Pearls Of Liquid Mercury. These Lovely Leaves Grace Your Garden For Most Of The Year, Except For The Very Depths Of Winter, As They Are Extremely Cold Hardy. They Grow In Clumps.

The Blossoms Of “Lady’s Mantle” Are Just As Extraordinary As The Foliage; They Consist Of Airy Clouds Of Tiny, Delicate Flowers Of A Priceless Chartreuse Colour. Why Priceless?? Because Chartreuse Is One Of The Most Valuable Colours In The Garden. The Cooling Yellow-Green, Or Green-Yellow Is A Superb Companion To Almost All Colours- Especially Violets, Blues And Best Of All Pinks, Especially Those Difficult Shades Of Pinks That Tend Towards Lavender. A Splash Of Acidic Chartreuse Is Just What Those Pink Tones Need To Save Them From Being Cloyingly Sweet.

The Blossoms Of “Lady’s Mantle” Make Outstanding Cutflowers, Both Fresh And Dried. Drying Them Is As Simple As Cutting The Blooming Stems And Hanging Them In Bundles Upside Down In A Cool Ventilated Spot To Dry. They Resist Shattering And Last Longer Than Many Dried Flowers. Making Great Bouquet Fillers

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