General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 14-30 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 60-68 deg
Days to germinate: 3 to 4 weeks
Depth to plant seed: barely cover
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: If not division, you can propagate by digging up and replanting the seedlings that self-sow.
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Lady's Mantle
  • Dewcup
  • Irish Silk
  • Venus' Chariot

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Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-05-23
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-05-17
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Twisp
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-04-04
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-07-04
Location: Cedarhome, Washington

Photo by Leo Michels

Photo by Leo Michels

Photo credit: Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2008-06-07
 6:30 pm. In full bud and ready to bloom.
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-07-09
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-14
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2014-07-04
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2014-07-30
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-05-10
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-12
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-29
Alchemilla mollis, 2015, Lady's Mantle, al-kuh-MILL-uh MOLL-iss,
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-05-11
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-12
Location: Bleu Lavande in Stanstead, Québec
Date: 2014-07-2

Date: 2012-08-03
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-07-09
Like green sea foam
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2011-05-28
 11:03 am. Those rain drops stay for hours on the felted leaves.
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2015-06-14
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2010-04-06
Emerging in spring
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2015-11-08
Alchemilla mollis takes over in the sun
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-27

Date: 2012-06-18

Date: 2013-06-17
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-08-14
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Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-03-29
In my garden

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Location: Chicago
Date: 2020-06-26
Location: Chicago
Date: 2020-06-26
After a rain shower

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Location: Breezy Knees garden, York, UK
Date: 2020-06-20
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2016-08-04

Date: 2012-06-04

Date: 2012-06-04

Date: 2013-06-17

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Botanical Garden Karlsruhe, Germany
Date: May 31, 2009
photo by H. Zell
Location: Botanical Garden Karlsruhe, Germany
Date: May 31, 2009
photo by H. Zell
Location: Greenfield, NH
Date: 2014-06-08
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-07-11

Date: 2014-05-08
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2014-07-15
Self-set by the pond.

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Date: 2016-06-05
alchemilla mollis growing with common sage

Date: 2016-06-05

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Comments:
  • Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on May 16, 2021 9:14 AM concerning plant:
    One of the true "must have" perennials. Alchemilla mollis is easy to care for, only requiring cutting back of the old flower stems and leaves in early Spring. It will grow pretty much anywhere and will seed around with abandon. The flower heads can be cut off before seeding to prevent unwanted plants as it's quite a prolific self seeder. But it looks great in any situation and looks lovely after rain. The flowers make a lovely filler in vase arrangements.
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 8, 2013 2:25 PM concerning plant:
    Medicinal herb - effective for PMS and menopause problems. I have to work to keep this in bounds. It spreads itself quite willingly and the young babies are resistant to being plucked out. I also find that it tends to get sun scorched, so I recommend a partly shaded location. Beautiful plant after a rain, when the drops shine like crystals in the well of the leaves.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 4:20 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 6, 2020 11:39 AM concerning plant:
    For best results (if planting more than one of these plants), space each plant 1 and a half feet apart from each other.
    Landscape uses:
    Use to edge a perennial border, or as an attractive ground cover. The flowers are excellent fillers in small arrangements and can be dried.
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