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Alchemilla mollis ‘Robusta’
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Alchemilla mollis Robusta

April–mid-July.



<i>Alchemilla mollis</i> ‘Robusta’

<i>Alchemilla mollis</i> ‘Robusta’

Alchemilla

Lady’s Mantle

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.

Alchemilla mollis ‘Robusta’ full sun  partial shade

Effervescent sprays of starry chartreuse flowers carried on sturdy, mostly upright stems are a florist's dream and a gardener's good fortune. Rounded pastel green leaves are a little larger than the species, featuring palmate veins, soft-as-velvet silver hairs and partially folded lobes, adopting an exquisite pleated appearance. All this charming detail deserves a closer look, so situate ‘Robusta’ along a well-trodden path or favored bench where you'll be rewarded with a repeat autumn bloom.

Size: 18" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Alchemilla mollis ‘Robusta’ (P-1685)
Each $7.75
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