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Common Perennials

Lady's Mantle
Alchemilla mollis


Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
12 - 18 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 7 
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Foliage Color
Green
 
Bloom Color
Green
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Mound shaped plants with decorative scalloped velvety foliage. Sprays of chartreuse flowers held above the foliage.

Culture

Prefers a moist soil in a lightly shaded location. Dry soils affect foliage quality

Notes

Particularly nice after a rain or heavy dew as water droplets are held on the leaves and glisten in the sun. Will reseed. Needs to be divided occasionally to keep the plants vigorous and avoid dead areas. Removing spent flowers helps in late season appearance.