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    Lady's Mantle

    Alchemilla mollis

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    Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Lady's Mantle flowers

    Lady's Mantle flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Lady's Mantle in bloom

    Lady's Mantle in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  18 inches

    Spread:  18 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Ornamental Features

    Lady's Mantle features subtle cymes of chartreuse flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its crinkled round leaves remain lime green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Lady's Mantle is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Lady's Mantle is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Lady's Mantle will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings.

     
     
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    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
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    Flowers 
    Ornamental Features

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