Alchemilla mollis | Lady’s Mantle - 40-60cm, 5lt

Alchemilla mollis | Lady’s Mantle - 40-60cm, 5lt

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Alchemilla mollis, or Lady’s Mantle, is a small, very charming, old-fashioned, modest and unpretentious herbaceous perennial. It has scallop-shaped, toothed, apple green leaves and sprays of yellow to lime green flowers. Dense hairs on the leaves catch water and look beautiful after the rain or early in the morning. It is very tough and adaptable, grows well in most conditions. It prefers full sun and partial shade, medium moisture, well-drained soil, but it can easily grow in full shade and damp areas. Resilient, pest-free and disease-free. Alchemilla mollis has a humble appearance but because of its ability to adapt, it is very useful around the garden. It is great as a ground cover, perfect for shady places beneath other plants, good looking at banks and slopes, garden borders and path edgings. Its flowers can be used in fresh and dried arrangements. The only problem could be its self-seeding which can become a bit invasive.
  • Common Name

    Lady’s Mantle

  • Family


  • Type

    herbaceous perennial

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Turkey and the Carpathian Mountains

  • Flower

    star-shaped, yellow to lime green

  • Foliage

    scallop-shaped, toothed, soft, velvety, apple green

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

clump forming

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral soil, full sun, partial shade, full shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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