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Botanical name: Alchemilla mollis
Other names: Lady's mantle
Species: A. mollis - A. mollis is a perennial with scalloped, bright green foliage and a haze of tiny, light-green or yellow flowers in summer.
Alchemilla mollis is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow-green in Summer
Foliage: Green in Summer
Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Plant with: Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' (African lily 'Bressingham Blue'), Agapanthus 'Loch Hope' (African lily 'Loch Hope'), Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud' (African lily 'Purple Cloud'), Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer' (Japanese spirea 'Anthony Waterer'), Allium 'Globemaster' (Allium 'Globemaster'), Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm), Crambe cordifolia (Greater sea kale), Allium cristophii (Star of persia)
Pests: Pest free
Diseases: Disease free
Pruning: Once flowers and foliage become untidy in late summer, cut back to encourage new foliage. Unless you want the plant to seed itself freely, cut back the flowering stems before they seed.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel, Underplanting, Wildflower
Cultivation: Will tolerate any moist soil in sun or partial shade.
|This plant likes...||Garden match|
|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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Alchemilla mollis has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.
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