Brilliant foamy clusters of tiny, star-like blooms, the lovely Lady's Mantle plant (Alchemilla mollis) is an old-fashioned groundcover perennial favorite! Known for its stary flowers that range in hue from yellow to green and bloom in late spring to early summer. Though the butterflies won't be too impressed by them, the blooms aren't the star of the show! It's the foliage!
Low-growing, densely spreading, and velvety soft, the foliage ranges from soft olive to sagey gray-green! This fantastic groundcover plant fills your garden spaces with lush beauty! You'll enjoy watching the morning dew beading up on these curvy, scalloped, and toothy-edged leaves! A well-known and loved shade garden and border plant, Lady's Mantle is very easy to grow!
Hardy throughout a wide range of chilly USDA growing zones from 3 through 7, this is an incredibly adaptable little herbaceous perennial growing 18 to 24 inches in height (when in bloom) and in width at maturity.
Add this perennial that combines coarse-textured foliage with lacy and airy fine-textured blooms to your garden beds and borders as living mulch and groundcover. Preferring the dappled shade of the understory and the moist shade garden, Lady's Mantle is at home rambling around beneath larger shrubs and trees as a frilly skirt and facer shrub - hiding their bare, leggy stems with a pretty fringe.
Try combining her in a mixed edging planting alongside the likes of Coral Bells, Perennial Geraniums, Astilbe, Bleeding Hearts, or Hostas! Let spill and tumble over garden borders in long rows to ease the transition between lawn and garden. You can even snip the blooms for your bouquets and dried floral arrangements!
If you are looking for a fast-growing, low-maintenance perennial as a groundcover or in masses, this is the one for you! Lady's Mantle politely creeps and spreads between larger plants to fill in the gaps and spaces, or fill large areas in a hurry with lush greenery. Try using evenly spaced plantings on a hard-to-mow slope, or eroding shady hillside. Or plant en masse to fill large areas without outcompeting other plants.
Lady's Mantle will grow well in partial sun or shade in highly organic, enriched but well-drained soil. Once established, these plants can tolerate well-drained clay and even sandy soils. Requiring even moisture and appreciating a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch chips. Provide regular watering and fertility throughout the growing season and in the late fall, after the foliage yellows from frost, clean the mounds of dead debris.
With pretty blooms and gorgeous foliage, the versatile and adaptable Lady's Mantle perennial groundcover plant will add that extra special touch to your landscape! Order yours today at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Alchemilla mollis|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Yellowish Green|
|Foliage Color||Gray Green|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|