Cultivated since the 19th century, award-winner Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle) provides a lovely finish to a border or a path edge and blends beautifully with most perennials. This clump-forming perennial forms dense, leafy mounds of scallop-edged, toothed, densely hairy, light green leaves which nicely retain moisture beads after the rain.
- Clusters of delicate star-shaped, greenish-yellow flowers appear in sprays just above the foliage from late spring to early summer.
- Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm)
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (1993), this perennial is a bestseller that should be in most gardens!
- Performs best in full sun or part shade in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil.
- Deer and rabbit resistant, but attracts butterflies!
- Great at the front of borders, as edging for paths or massed as a ground cover.
- Flowers can be cut for fresh or dried arrangements
- Freely self-seeding in the garden, it may become a bit invasive. Prompt removal of spent flower stems will prevent self-seeding and also promote a late summer rebloom