Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Freely self-seeds in the garden to the point of spreading aggressively in optimum growing conditions. Prompt removal of spent flower stems will not only prevent self-seeding but may also encourage a sparse, late summer rebloom.

Tiny, apetulous, star-shaped, greenish yellow flowers appear in loose, spreading clusters (compound cymes) atop stems rising above the foliage to 12-18" in late spring to early summer. Tendency of leaves to retain moisture beads after a rain is considered to be a unique and attractive ornamental feature. Generally considered synonymous with and sometimes sold as A. vulgaris. 

No serious insect or disease problems. Can be an aggressive self-seeder. 

 Height: 1 to 1.5 feet

Spread: 1.5 to 2.5 feet

Bloom Time: June

Bloom Color: Green, Yellow

Bloom Description: Chartreuse

Sun: part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Leaves: Colorful

Tolerates: Deer, Rabbits

Uses: Cut Flower, Dried Flower



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