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Alchemilla (any variety) (Lady's mantle (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Alchemilla (any variety)

Other names

Lady's mantle (any variety)

Genus

Alchemilla Alchemilla

Variety or Cultivar

Alchemilla (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Alchemilla (Lady's mantle), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Alchemilla (any variety) are vigorous, clump- or mound-forming, herbaceous perennials with rounded, scalloped or shallowly lobed, toothed, softly hairy, grey-green leaves and loose cymes of tiny yellow-green flowers from early summer to early autumn.


Alchemilla (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Diseases

Disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late summer once foliage and spent flowers become untidy. To prevent self-seeding, cut back the flowering stems before they seed.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Alchemilla (any variety) (Lady's mantle (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Tolerates most moist, well-drained, organically-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Needs partial shade in hot, dry conditions. A. mollis cultivars tolerates full shade. Tends to self-seed easily.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Alchemilla (any variety)

Other names

Lady's mantle (any variety)

Genus

Alchemilla Alchemilla

Variety or Cultivar

Alchemilla (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Alchemilla (Lady's mantle), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Alchemilla (any variety) are vigorous, clump- or mound-forming, herbaceous perennials with rounded, scalloped or shallowly lobed, toothed, softly hairy, grey-green leaves and loose cymes of tiny yellow-green flowers from early summer to early autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Pest free

Diseases

Disease free

General care

Pruning

Cut back in late summer once foliage and spent flowers become untidy. To prevent self-seeding, cut back the flowering stems before they seed.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Alchemilla (any variety) (Lady's mantle (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Gravel, Underplanting, Wildflower

Cultivation

Tolerates most moist, well-drained, organically-rich soil in sun or partial shade. Needs partial shade in hot, dry conditions. A. mollis cultivars tolerates full shade. Tends to self-seed easily.

Soil type

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

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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