Lady's Mantle - PlantAlchemilla mollis
A lovely herbaceous perennial with fresh-green leaves and fluffy sprays of bright yellow-green flowers. Regularly visited by bees. It is a very striking plant, ideally suited for the edges of beds and borders and even in pots on the patio. The common Lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis) is beautiful alone or alongside virtually all plants! Lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis) is easy to grow and is undemanding.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreFor planting lady's mantle, dig a sufficiently large planting hole and properly loosen the ground. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in compost and granulated cow manure. Place the root ball of the Alchemilla mollis at the correct height in the planting hole. The top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the planting hole with soil and press down firmly. Water immediately after planting. Lady's mantle with yellow-green flowers will flourish on a spot in full sun or partial shade, in loose, nutritious soil.
Combining lady's mantleThanks to the fresh leaves, Alchemilla mollis is also decorative before and after flowering. The leaves form a clump and cover the ground. In the flower border, you could combine this magnificent lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis) with betony (Stachys officinalis 'Rosea'), spiked speedwell (Veronica spicata) and cranesbill (Geranium endressii 'Wargrave Pink').
Show moreAlchemilla mollis is an easy to grow perennial that requires very little maintenance. Make sure the soil around the roots does not dry out.
If you split the plant every three years, it will stay beautiful and continue to provide a rich bloom. Although this plant has a preference for a somewhat moist, permeable soil, it is able to resist drought very well! So, ideal for in the garden.
Lady's mantle in winterThis deciduous perennial is very strong. Prior to winter, the stems will die above ground.
Give a little garden manure in early spring. Cut off all the leaves in early spring. New shoots will soon start to appear above ground
Alchemilla belongs to the family of Rosaceae but everybody calls it lady's mantle, which is the name of all types of Alchemilla.
Butterflies and bees love this bee plant. The rhizome extends well, without becoming invasive.