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Alchemilla alpina

 
Alchemilla alpina

Common name alpine lady's mantle
Family rosaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-7)
Flowers yellow-green (spring-early summer)
Size 6-12"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)

This lady's mantle looks different from several others growing in our garden - the leaves have a different shape, and feature silvery-white margins. The flowers aren't much to look at, but I'll let them go to seed at least once, in hope of being rewarded by some offspring. Our first plant had a nice semi-shaded spot at the edge of our rock garden - but probably didn't get quite enough sun, because it faded away. Our new attempt places it in a part of our side garden where it receives sun from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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