Alchemilla mollis foliage
In additon to the pretty leaves, Alchemilla produces flowers, though I never appreciated them much until I started growing cut flowers. The chartreuse flowers are tiny but produced in panticles that are 6-8 inches long on stems up to a foot long. The overall effect in the landscape or a vase is a "foamy" filler, kind of like baby's breath only less trite and with a more interesting color. They bloom in the first couple weeks of June and the flowers are green enough to blend with pretty much anything.
Alchemilla mollis flowers
They arrive at the same time as the big, flashy early summer flowers like peonies and delphiniums and provide a needed gentle balance to them.
Chartreuse Alchemilla accents peonies, bell flowers, salvia and rose