Alchemilla

The National Collection of Alchemilla is held at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
 
This national collection arose out of the research work of Dr S Max Walters, Director of the Garden from 1973-83, who was acknowledged as a world expert on the genus. Amongst his many interests, he was a keen gardener and the correct classification and identification of garden plants became a passion. He was particularly curious to know why Alchemilla mollis was so popular when there were others such as Alchemilla speciosa which grew better, suffered less mildew and were just as attractive. His work focused on the European and Caucasian species, and the more garden-worthy ones are displayed here in the collection.

A profile of the collection can be found on their website:
Alchemillas at Cambridge

Alchemilla elisabethae
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