Alchemilla mollis ‘Select’ seeds

$4.30

In stock

Description

This is an outstanding and easily grown plant for the shady  border. It is a very beautiful small foliage plant, whose leaves catch the early morning dew and rain and capture  the drops in their cupped leaves keeping them  hanging like sparkling diamond drops. This selection has strong stems and very uniform foliage and is bred to be a more upright form of alchemilla. It has large clusters of many tiny chartreuse green flowers which are held above the leaves, in sprays . Both leaves and flowers can be used in flower arrangements.

 

Sowing advice

Sow in late winter and spring  in trays or pots containing  free draining , moist but not wet, seed raising mix. Cover seed lightly with mix. Seal in a plastic bag and keep at 18 to 22°C. for 4 weeks. If any seeds have germinated remove and pot them up. Then move  the ungerminated seeds  to 4 degrees C for 6 weeks ( put in the fridge if your temperatures are not cold enough). Then move to  5 to 12 degrees C. Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm  pots  and grow on . Acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions before planting out into ordinary garden soil in full sun 38cm apart.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Lady's Mantle

Family

Rosaceae

Maximum Height

Approx 50cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30