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Alchemilla mollis

Lady's Mantle

Lady's mantle is an excellent clump-forming perennial that will grow almost anywhere. The dense foliar pubescence gives the leaves a velvety appearance that is soft to the touch, and is especially pretty after a soft rain when the captured water droplets glisten in the sun. The starry, chartreuse flowers are held above the foliage in spring and make long-lasting cut flowers. Great as an edging plant or as a ground cover when planted en masse.

Velvety foliage
Great edging plant
Vibrant, chartreuse flowers
Height: 20-24 Inches
Spread: 24 Inches
Zone: 4-7
Color: Chartreuse

Lady's Mantle Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Part Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Average
Moist
Dry
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Attributes
Dried Flower
Mass Planting
Perennial Border
Edging
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Ground Cover
Dry Shade
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Lady's Mantle

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Freely self-seeds in the garden in optimum growing conditions. Prompt removal of spent flower stems will not only prevent self-seeding but may also encourage a sparse, late summer rebloom.

Interesting Notes

The genus received its name because of its popularity with alchemists of old and was reputed to have many healing powers. Today we know it as a wonderful, low-growing, shade-tolerant plant with sprays of small yellow flowers in the spring. ~Allan Armitage