Alchemilla xanthochlora (vulgaris)

Lady's Mantle

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Lady’s Mantle is a clump forming perennial plant. It has black woody rootstock, short and stout, and finely toothed, kidney-shaped green leaves. The stem is slender and erect, slightly hairy. At the end of the freely branching flower stems grow tiny and numerous, yellow-green flowers. They are borne in loose clusters, appearing from June to August. 

More About Alchemilla xanthochlora (vulgaris)

  • Easy to grow evergreen ground cover
  • Beautiful yellow-green star-shaped flowers

Lady’s Mantle is an excellent astringent and emmenagogue. Its astringent actions can help stopping both internal and external bleeding. The plant is also very useful for women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. It can relieve the pain, regulate the menstrual cycle, and can help in treatment of fibroids and endometriosis.

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 xanthochlora (vulgaris) Characteristics


  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Medicinal

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


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

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Fall
  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Flower Color

  • Yellow


  • Spreading
  • Clumping
  • Mounding