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Alchemilla mollis / Lady's Mantle

    Alchemilla mollis / Lady's Mantle

    Alchemilla mollis, commonly known as lady's mantle, is a clump-forming perennial that produces beautiful and unusual chartreuse green flowers and foliage.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Spread: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
    • Flower color: Chartreuse green
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Soft, velvety, grey-green
    • Sunlight requirements: Partial shade to full sun
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist soil, pH level 5.5-7.0
    • Hardiness Zone: 2

    Alchemilla mollis is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It works well as a groundcover, edging, or in a mixed border. The unusual foliage and flowers also make it an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements.

    • Low-maintenance: Lady's mantle is a hardy perennial that requires little maintenance, making it ideal for busy gardeners.
    • Drought tolerant: Once established, Alchemilla mollis is quite drought tolerant, making it a good choice for dry areas.
    • Attracts wildlife: The flowers of Alchemilla mollis attract a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

    Companion Plants:
    • Astilbe: Astilbe has feathery plumes of pink, red, or white flowers that bloom in the summer, which will provide a beautiful contrast to the Alchemilla's chartreuse foliage. Additionally, astilbe prefers partial shade and moist soil, making it an excellent plant to grow alongside Alchemilla, which also prefers these growing conditions.
    • Geranium Rozanne: Geranium Rozanne is a perennial that produces large, violet-blue flowers with white centers from early summer to fall. This plant will provide a lovely color contrast to the Alchemilla's soft green foliage. Geranium Rozanne also tolerates partial shade and prefers moist soil, making it a perfect companion for Alchemilla.
    • Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola': Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is a beautiful ornamental grass with variegated leaves that are striped with shades of green and gold. This grass is ideal for growing alongside Alchemilla because it is shade-tolerant and prefers moist soil. When planted together, the golden-yellow leaves of the Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' will complement the chartreuse foliage of Alchemilla, creating an eye-catching combination in the garden.

    Final Thoughts:
    Alchemilla mollis is a unique and versatile plant that is well-suited for a variety of garden settings. With its unusual foliage and chartreuse green flowers, it is sure to add interest to any garden. Plus, its low-maintenance nature makes it an excellent choice for busy gardeners who want to add some color and texture to their landscape without a lot of upkeep.