Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

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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.

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
By Mindy03 on June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-07-30
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-14
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2014-07-04
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Location: Bleu Lavande in Stanstead, QuébecDate: 2014-07-2
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2008-06-07 6:30 pm. In full bud and ready to bloom.
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-08-14
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2012-03-29In my garden
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Location: Cedarhome, Washington
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2010-04-06Emerging in spring
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Date: 2013-06-17
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-06-14
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2011-05-28 11:03 am. Those rain drops stay for hours on the felted leaves.
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Location: Greenfield, NHDate: 2014-06-08
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Date: 2016-06-05alchemilla mollis growing with common sage
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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 23, 2012 4:20 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 8, 2013 2:25 PM

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.

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Posted by KFredenburg (Morgan Hill, CA) on Jun 6, 2020 11:39 AM

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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