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Lady’s Mantle

Category:

A low growing selection that features tiny chartreuse star shaped blooms and green, scalloped foliage; from shade to sun this variety is drought tolerant and easy to maintain; great for groundcover, garden beds and borders

Characteristics

Species:
mollis
Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Alchemilla
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Flower Color:
chartreuse
Flower Period:
from early to mid summer
Summer Foliage Color:
lime green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Lady's Mantle features subtle cymes of chartreuse flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its crinkled round leaves remain lime green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Lady's Mantle is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Lady's Mantle will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings.

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