Genus: Lady's mantle

Alchemilla

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
Lady's mantle (Alchemilla)
al-kem-ILL-ah
Rosaceae
Plants in this genus have shallow, palmately lobed or kidney-shaped leaves, often with silky hairs on their undersides. They produce many-branched cymes of dainty yellow-green flowers that are long lasting and good for cutting.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Valued for their attractive foliage and frothy flower displays.
Care:  Grow in moist soil in sun to part shade. Cut back A. mollis after flowering to control self-seeding and to encourage a second bloom.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in containers in spring. Divide in early spring or autumn.

Problems: 

Slugs and snails may damage foliage.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Alchemilla

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Alpine lady's mantle
Alchemilla alpina
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Lady's mantle
Alchemilla mollis