Ground covers, Perennials
Rounded, pale green, lobed leaves have a silvery look; after rain or overhead watering, they hold beads of water on their surfaces. Summer flowers are yellowish green, in large branched clusters, individually inconspicuous but attractive as a mass; good cut flowers.
Useful for edgings in shady places, as ground cover, and as soothing contrast to brightly colored flowers. Can take full sun in cool-summer climates.Alchemilla alpina
Native to northern Europe and Greenland. This mat-forming plant creeps by runners, with flowering stems to 6–8 in. tall. Leaves are divided into five to seven leaflets.
Native to Asia Minor, this is the most commonly planted lady’s-mantle, forming clumps mostly 1 to 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide. Yellow flowers rise above nearly circular, scallop-edged leaves. Self-sows. This wonderful woodland plant is especially pretty after a rain, when raindrops bead up on its leaves.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...