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Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady's Mantle)

Alpine Lady's Mantle, Mountain Mantle


Easy and reliable, Alchemilla alpina (Alpine Lady's Mantle) is a low-growing perennial forming a dense mound of pale green leaves divided into 5-7 leaflets that look like open palms. They are adorned with wonderful silvery edges and covered in silky hairs. In early to mid-summer, sprays of chartreuse flowers are on display. Perfect as a small scale groundcover, under shrubs and trees, or as an edging plant. Ideal for the rock garden, this charming and easy to grow Lady's Mantle also provides a long season of interest at the front of the border.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 8-12 in. wide (20-30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in average, moist, well-drained soils.
  • Pest and disease free.
  • Native to northern Europe and Greenland.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Alchemilla - Lady's Mantle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Alchemilla - Lady's Mantle
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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