Alchemilla mollis

Scientific name: Alchemilla mollis

Synonym: Alchemilla grandiflora hort.


Common names: “Lady’s mantle”

Plant Type: Evergreen perennial in Victoria


Zone: 3-8

Light: Full sun – light shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average soil

Moisture: Even moisture, can be drought tolerant


Plant Size: H 12-24″ W 18-30″ , clump forming

Leaf and Stem shape: Clump of softly hairy, light green leaves with scalloped and toothed edges

Flower: Small, bright yellow flowers are borne in large sprays just above the foliage

Maintenance: Medium, cut out leaves to ground anytime they look ratty, can cut out flower heads before seeds mature to prevent seedlings

Landscape use: Flower borders, foliage plant, shrub underplanting, gravel garden, edging

Propagate: By seed and division

Pests & Disease: None

*Deer and rabbit resistant

Comments: ~AGM winner, “indestructible”

Cultivars: A. alpina -dwarf species, tends to seed about less


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