Potsize – 1L
Alchemilla mollis. Scalloped hairy leaves form a dense clump and are a delight when bejewelled with dew or raindrops. The flower heads are like a dense limey green gypsophila. A fantastic tough and rewarding plant that will grow happily in all but soggy sites, thriving in dry shade. It assorts remarkably well with so many other plants as well.
The colour of the flowers of Alchemilla is derived from two rows of sepals, the flowers lack petals.
Medieval alchemists believed the water droplets that collected in the centre of alchemilla leaves possessed magical and medicinal properties. The plant has a long tradition of being used to cure women’s ailments and the plant was consequently named in dedication to the Virgin Mary. The leaves were seen as resembling a mantle (cloak).
Alchemilla derives from the Arabic word ‘alkimiya’ = alchemyDiscount of 25p per plant for quantities of 3 or over