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Alchemilla Thriller
(Lady's Mantle)

£5.00

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May - July
60cm x 60cm
Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy
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Alchemilla Thriller: the plant that will keep you on the edge of your seat! With its striking foliage and easy-going nature, this thriller is sure to be a star in your garden.

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Description

Looking for a plant that will turn heads and steal the show? Look no further than Alchemilla Thriller! With its stunning lime green foliage and charming clusters of yellow-green flowers, this perennial is the star of the garden. Alchemilla Thriller are very useful for both their foliage, which provides excellent ground cover, and small, dense flowers. The jagged leaves hold droplets of water beautifully, and pretty sprays of yellow-green flowers appear in the summer. Growing up to 60cm tall and wide, Alchemilla Thriller is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in full sun to partial shade. It's also incredibly versatile, making a great addition to a range of garden styles from traditional to contemporary. To plant, choose a well-draining soil and water regularly until established. Once established, Alchemilla Thriller is quite drought tolerant, making it a great option for low-water gardens. For optimal growth and flowering, fertilise once or twice a year with a slow-release fertiliser. As for maintenance, this plant is a breeze. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage a longer blooming season, and pruning back the foliage in autumn will help keep the plant tidy and prepare it for winter. In fact, Alchemilla Thriller is so easy to care for that it's perfect for both experienced and novice gardeners alike. We think it is the perfect perennial to add colour and texture to beds in a range of garden styles; Country Garden, Cottage Gardens, Mediterranean Gardens, Sensory Gardens, Traditional Gardens and also perfect for Garden Edging and Cut Flowers. Overall, Alchemilla Thriller is a standout plant that's sure to add a touch of magic to any garden. So why not bring a bit of sparkle to your outdoor space with this enchanting perennial?    

Planting Conditions

Alchemilla Thriller is a hardy perennial that prefers to be planted in well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH level. The plant can tolerate a range of soil types, from sandy to clay soils, as long as they are well-draining. It can thrive in full sun to partial shade conditions and can tolerate drought once established. When planting, ensure the root ball is fully submerged in the soil and the surrounding soil is firmly packed to prevent air pockets. Planting during spring or autumn is recommended to give the plant enough time to establish its root system before extreme weather conditions. It's also important to give each plant enough space to grow, as Alchemilla Thriller can spread up to 60cm in diameter. Adequate spacing allows the plant to grow to its full potential, and prevents overcrowding and competition for resources with nearby plants. A spacing of around 45-60cm between plants is recommended for optimal growth and a visually appealing display.

Watering & Feeding

Alchemilla Thriller is a relatively low-maintenance plant when it comes to watering and feeding. It prefers well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged. During the hottest and driest periods, it may require more frequent watering. In terms of feeding, Alchemilla Thriller benefits from an annual application of a slow-release, balanced fertiliser in the spring. Alternatively, you can top dress with a layer of compost or well-rotted manure around the base of the plant. It's important not to over-water or overfeed this plant, as it can lead to root rot or excessively lush growth, which can make it more susceptible to disease and pests. Always check the soil moisture level before watering and follow the recommended feeding guidelines to ensure your Alchemilla Thriller stays healthy and vibrant.

General Care

Alchemilla Thriller is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal care. It thrives in moist and well-drained soil, and grows well in partial shade or full sun. During the summer months, the plant may benefit from a light application of fertiliser to promote healthy growth. Regular watering is important to keep the soil consistently moist, but be careful not to overwater as this can lead to root rot. A good way to ensure the plant is receiving enough water is to check the soil moisture level with your finger. If the top inch of soil feels dry, it's time to water. Alchemilla Thriller is relatively disease-resistant and doesn't attract many pests, but keep an eye out for aphids or spider mites. If you spot any pests, simply spray the leaves with a mixture of water and insecticidal soap to get rid of them. To keep the plant looking tidy, remove any dead or yellowing leaves as needed. You can also give it a trim in the spring to encourage bushier growth. With just a little bit of attention, your Alchemilla Thriller will reward you with its beautiful foliage and delicate flowers.