at Digging Dog
You might not transmute gold with
Alchemilla, but foamy clusters of tiny, starlike flowers in
brilliant chartreuse will materialize above beautifully
scalloped, slightly toothed foliage. A contrast of
forms, Alchemilla was used to collect dewdrops in the
medieval preparation of the Philosopher’s
Stone. We find the way moisture collects and moves
like mercury on the pale green leaves always
magical. Whether fresh or dried, the flowers are a favored
addition to any bouquet.
This charming dwarf Alchemilla sprouts gray-
green serrated foliage and zesty citron-yellow flower clusters that don a reddish cast once they’re spent. We plant it primarily as a ground cover in small niches of the rockery.
Size: 5" high x 10" wide; hardy to zone 5.
Alchemilla erythropoda (P-0009)
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