Alchemilla mollis

Lady's Mantle

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Lady's mantle is a clump-forming perennial which typically forms a basal foliage mound (6-12" tall ) of long-stalked, circular, scallop-edged, toothed, soft-hairy, light green leaves (to 6" across) each with 9-11 shallow rounded lobes

More About Alchemilla mollis

  • Easy to grow evergreen ground cover
  • Beautiful yellow-green star-shaped flowers
  • Great cut and dried flower

Tiny, apetulous, star-shaped, greenish yellow flowers appear in loose, spreading clusters (compound cymes) atop stems rising above the foliage to 12-18" in late spring to early summer.

Lady's Mantle Growing and Maintenance Tips

Lady's Mantle are versitile plants that can grow in full sun, part sun or shade. They require little care once established. If it begins to look dreary by the end of the season, cut it back to basil foliage. Cutting too close to the crown may kill the plant.

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15-18 Inches


15-18 Inches

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Alchemilla mollis Characteristics


  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • White


  • Spreading
  • Clumping
  • Mounding