The Alchemilla erythropoda is a genus from the Rosaceae family and is native to Europe and Asia. The Alchemilla erythropoda is commonly named dwarf lady’s mantle.

The Alchemilla erythropoda is a bit smaller and more compact than the Alchemilla mollis. The leaves are smaller and a bit more blue and the flowers are also smaller and less intensely coloured. The leaves have red stems and reach a height of about 6 inches (15 centimetres). Erythropus is Latin and means red foot. The flowers appear above the mounds of foliage to about 12 inches (12 centimetres) high.

The leaves are a bit water-repellent which makes the raindrops and dew lay on top of the leaves.

The Alchemilla erythropoda is self-seeding but not in great quantities it is easy to remove or replant the dwarf lady’s mantle so that is not a problem at all. The dwarf lady’s mantle is clump-forming. The clumps become wider slowly.

The dwarf lady’s mantle is perfect for groundcover, cut flowers, along edges, in borders and in rock gardens and is salt tolerant.



Characteristic: newly growing every year

Exposure: sun/ part shade

Foliage colour: green

Flower colour: green/ yellow

Flowering time: May - June

Hardiness: -25 ºC (-13 ºF)

Height: 6 inches (15 cm)

Soil: normal/ moist