Lady’s Mantle

FAMILY: Rosaceae | GENUS: ALCHEMILLA

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water

Plant Details

Rounded, pale green, lobed leaves have a silvery look; after rain or watering, they hold beads of water on their surfaces. Summer flowers are yellowish green in large, branched clusters, attractive as a frothy mass. Use for edgings in shady places, as ground cover, and as contrast to brighter flowers. Not browsed by deer.

alchemilla alpina

  • Zones US, MS; USDA 6-7.
  • Native to northern Europe, Greenland.
  • This mat-forming plant creeps by runners, with flowering stems 68 inches tall.
  • Leaves are divided into five to seven leaflets.

alchemilla ellenbeckii

  • Zones US, MS; USDA 6-7.
  • Native to mountains of East Africa.
  • Attractive, small-scale ground cover to about 2 inches high, with creeping, rooting stems and leaves less than 1 inches wide.

alchemilla erythropoda

  • Zones US, MS; USDA 6-7.
  • Native to mountains of Balkans, Turkey.
  • Resembles Alchemilla glaucescens but has more deeply lobed leaves and red-tinted flowering stems.

alchemilla glaucescens

  • Zones US, MS; USDA 6-7.
  • Native to Europe.
  • Dense grower, wide spreading in time.
  • Nearly round leaves with seven to nine lobes.
  • Flowering stems to 8 inches high.

alchemilla mollis

  • Zones US, MS, LS; USDA 6-8.
  • Native to Asia Minor.
  • The most commonly planted lady's mantle.
  • Clump-forming plant to 2 feet or taller, 2 feet wide.
  • Nearly circular, scallop-edged leaves to 6 inches across.
  • To prevent self-sowing, deadhead plants soon after flowering.
  • Auslese bears bright lime-green flowers.
  • Thriller has large, shiny, gray-green leaves and golden-yellow blooms.

alchemilla pectinata

  • Zones MS, LS; USDA 7-8.
  • Native to Mexico.
  • Miniature, creeping ground cover with inch-wide leaves.

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