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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
Tolerates: Deer, Rabbits
Uses: Cut Flower, Dried Flower
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