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How to Grow Alchemilla mollis Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Garden Lady's mantle

Ladys mantle

Alchemilla mollis, Viburnum sp photograph by K M.


Alchemilla mollis Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Alchemilla mollis
  • Common Name: Ladys mantle
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 7
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 18 to 30
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Flower Details: Green, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Silvery
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Rounded, Spreading or horizontal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Loamy, Neutral, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seedin pots in a cold frame in spring or byDivision in spring or autumn
  • How to Prune: Once the flowers and foliage become untidy from late summer onwards, shear off and new foliage will appear
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Ground cover, En masse , Rock garden, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, self-seeds aggressively but easy to weed out
  • Genus Detail: Alchemilla
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here