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Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)

Alchemilla mollis Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Alchemilla mollis al-kem-ILL-ah MAWL-iss Common Name: Lady's mantle Genus: Alchemilla
This plant has lobed, densely hairy, chartreuse foliage that is crimped at the edges. Soft, frothy, yellow-green foliage hovers above the plant from early summer through autumn.
Noteworthy characteristics: The soft leaves form depressions which capture morning dew or rain.
Care: Provide full sun to part shade and average moisture. Cut back hard after flowers brown to produce a second flush of growth and blooms.
Propagation: Sow seed in containers in spring. Divide in early spring or autumn.
Problems: Slugs and snails may damage foliage
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Flower Color Green Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Cut Flower, Waterside
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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