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Alchemilla erythropoda

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alchemilla (al-kem-ILL-uh) (Info)
Species: erythropoda (er-ee-THROW-pod-uh) (Info)

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bonehead On Jun 29, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a vigorous plant, and self-seeds around and about (but easy to pull out). The tiny flowers form a pretty foamy look, but I find I have to cut them back soon after flowering or they will flop all over (particulary if the weather is rainy). The plant recovers quickly, and becomes full of foliage again. It is stunning after a rain, as the raindrops bead up on the leaves especially in the center. Good filler for later shrubs and to hide spent bulbs.

Neutral debi_z On Apr 5, 2006, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

no fuss plant. leaf shape adds interest to a vase of cut flowers.

Neutral flowercrazy39 On Aug 10, 2005, flowercrazy39 from Manchester, NH wrote:

I use it as a filler in my back yard near a tree and fence. The only problem with it is it can get slugs. But they don't seem to harm the plant at all.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California
Oxford, Connecticut
Chicago, Illinois
Roscoe, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Louisville, Kentucky
Beverly, Massachusetts
Springfield, Massachusetts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Manchester, New Hampshire
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Portland, Oregon
Jones Mills, Pennsylvania
Newport, Rhode Island
Provo, Utah
Stanwood, Washington

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