Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
Alchemilla mollis (lady’s mantle) is a vigorous clump forming herbaceous perennial. It features looses clusters of little greenish-yellow flowers from early summer to autumn.
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Plant profileCommon name: Lady's mantle
Scientific name: Alchemilla mollis
Plant type: Perennials
Height: 10cm - 50cm
Spread: 10cm - 50cm
Foliage color: Green
Flower color: Yellow
Sunlight: Full shade, Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden, Wildflower meadow
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
How to plant
Lady’s mantle will tolerate almost any type of soil and lightning. It prefers humus-rich soil.
An ideal site for Alchemilla mollis is the front of an herbaceous border.
How to propagate Alchemilla mollis
Propagation can be done in spring sowing in containers or by division in spring or autumn.
How to care
Deadheading will prevent the plants to seed itself all over the garden.
When the flowers and foliage start to fade off from late summer onward cut it back and new foliage will grow.