Alchemilla mollis Description
Alchemilla mollis or Lady's Mantle is a perennial garden treasure with its delightful scalloped leaves which hold water droplets that sparkle in the morning sun.
Alchemilla is an easy care perennial groundcover for part shade to shade. Plants can grow fine in full sun provided they receive adequate moisture.
Lady's Mantle forms an attractive mound looking beautiful in or out of bloom!
Hundreds of airy sprays of greenish-yellow flowers appear in early summer. Blooms are upright at first but eventually cascade in the most pleasing of ways. Long lasting blooms will make their way quickly to your cut flower bouquets.
Alchemilla prefers organically rich, moist, well-drained soil in part shade location
Features: Attracts Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Dried Flower, Easy Care, Evergreen, Foliage Interest, Long Blooming, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
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Soil: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Performs well in moist garden areas.
Light: Full sun to part shade, but tolerates close to full shade. Prefers part afternoon shade in hot summer climates such as the southern half of the US. Leaves may scorch in hot, full sun exposures or if soils are permitted to dry out.
Water: Moderate moisture needs. It is drought tolerant and doesn't like to sit in wet soil, but in high heat or full sun, regular watering is required or the leaves will start to dry and brown Spacing: 1-2 feet apart
Fertilizing: Supplemental feeding is not usually necessary, unless you have poor soil. If so, a handful of slow release organic fertilizer can be mixed in at planting time, or applied in spring when new growth emerges.
Winterizing: Leave Lady Mantle standing in the fall. It is semi-evergreen and will over winter better if left in tact and cleaned up in the spring.
Maintenance & pruning: The only maintenance Lady Mantle really needs is the occasional cleaning up. Deadhead the flowers as they start to dry and remove older leaves as they brown. Tends to freely self-seed in the garden to the point of being somewhat invasive in optimum growing conditions. Prompt removal of spent flower stems will not only prevent self-seeding but may also encourage a sparse, late summer re bloom. Plants may be grown from seed started indoors about 6-8 weeks prior to last spring frost date. Divide plants as needed in spring.
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