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Alchemilla mollis

 

Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla is a genus of herbaceous perennial plants with the common name "lady's mantle" applied generically. Most species are clump-forming or mounded with basal leaves arising from woody rhizomes. The grey-green to green leaves are often covered with soft hairs and the green to bright chartreuse flowers are small, have no petals and appear in clusters above the foliage in late spring and summer. Often used at the front of borders and complementing other flowering perennials. Alchemilla mollis is a clump forming ground covering plant, invasive if not kept in check, with scalloped pale green hairy leaves producing clusters of yellow/green flowers in the summer/autumn. This plant will self seed.

 
plant Features
  • Ladys Mantle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Ladys Mantle likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Ladys Mantle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Ladys Mantle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Lady's Mantle

Latin name

Alchemilla mollis

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ladys Mantle likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Ladys Mantle is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Ladys Mantle likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Ladys Mantle likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ladys Mantle is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Alchemilla mollis

Alchemilla is a genus of herbaceous perennial plants with the common name "lady's mantle" applied generically. Most species are clump-forming or mounded with basal leaves arising from woody rhizomes. The grey-green to green leaves are often covered with soft hairs and the green to bright chartreuse flowers are small, have no petals and appear in clusters above the foliage in late spring and summer. Often used at the front of borders and complementing other flowering perennials. Alchemilla mollis is a clump forming ground covering plant, invasive if not kept in check, with scalloped pale green hairy leaves producing clusters of yellow/green flowers in the summer/autumn. This plant will self seed.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade. Allow plenty of growing room for this plant and space them about 20-30cm apart. Plant at the same depth as their current container and it is helpful to add a little fertiliser or compost to the bottom of planting hole, watering generously afterward. Suited to border edges.

 
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