Ladies Mantle Information On Growing And Selecting - Knowledgebase Question

Bellevue, WA
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Question by dgoconn
June 14, 2004
Request specifics on this plant for Puget Sound WA location thanks much!

Answer from NGA
June 14, 2004
Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) is an outstanding edging or ground cover plant. It will grow in full sun to full shade (and everything in between), and prefers moist, well-draining soils. It has large, scalloped edged, pleated, gray-green leaves that are soft to the touch. The leaves have a waxy coating that sheds water and, best of all, slugs never bother the plant! In late spring the plants are covered in large branched clusters of handsome chartreuse blooms. They make excellent fresh cut of dried flowers. Very showy itself when massed, it also provides an excellent contrast to brightly colored plants. Grows to 24 inches tall and self-sows.

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