Ladies' Mantle



Height: 12-24" (30-60cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Green

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder)
Order: Rosales (Rose Order)
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Genus: Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle)
Species: mollis (soft)
Alchemilla mollis

Alchemilla mollis is a useful plant for almost any position in the garden, being happy in either sun or shade. It forms neat spreading clumps of soft, downy, pleated leaves and loose sprays of tiny green flowers. It is useful as an edging, particularly between a border and a path or gravel, and its flower colour blends in with most colour schemes, softening the harsher oranges and yellows. It is also useful for flower arranging, both for its flowers and leaves.

It is hardy to -15oC, and self-seeds very willingly.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:

Inside (16 days)
Outside (62 days)
Outside (94 days)
Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The calyx enclosing the seed becomes brown and papery when
the seed ripens.

Seed The seeds are tiny brown pips held tightly in the tiny brown calyx. There is one seed from
each tiny flower in the cluster.

Seedling The seedling has the same three-lobed leaves as the adult plant.

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