Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Lady's Mantle
Alchemilla mollis

Mound shaped plants with decorative scalloped velvety foliage. Sprays of chartreuse flowers held above the foliage. 
Prefers a moist soil in a lightly shaded location. Dry soils affect foliage quality 
Mature Height
12-18 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
April - May
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Partial Sun/Shade
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

None serious
Additional 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.


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