Alchemilla mollis Improved Form (Lady's Mantle)
A genus of about 30 species, mostly natives of the mountains of Europe, Asia, and North America. Leaves are kidney shaped, and flowers are frothy clusters of greenish yellow that appear in early summer. A. mollis, the most widely grown of the genus, is now available in an improved form that is neater and more upright than the species. The long-lasting blooms are a soft, sensuous shade that blends remarkably well with a range of colors. Lovely with hardy Geraniums, Japanese Iris of every hue, and Nepetas, and any of our summer-blooming Azaleas. It also looks sensational massed on its own, creating an effect that can be sunny or demure depending on the light and surroundings. Plants generally prefer partial shade, but will grow happily in full sun in the North provided the soil remains evenly moist. They labor in the heat and humidity of the South and the dry heat of the desert Southwest. Bareroot.
- Common Name: Lady's Mantle
- Hardiness Zone: 4-7 S / 4-9 W
- Height: 18″
- Exposure: Part Shade
- Blooms In: June-July
- Spacing: 15-18″
- Ships as: 3″ Plastic Pot – 25.8 cu. in.