Alchemilla mollis is a charming little plant that deserves to be seen a lot more in our gardens. Its common name is ‘Lady’s mantle’ and you can see why with its lovely lime green fan shaped leaves.
Low sized, it produces an abundance of frothy lemon/yellow coloured flower stems throughout much of June, July and August. Its size and shape make it an ideal plant for a raised bed, or walkway or even on top of a stone wall. The leaves are unusual in that when it rains the rain drops form like diamonds on them. They literally sparkle.