Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
[al-kem-ILL-ah MAWL-iss]

Deciduous Perennial Mounding in the Rosaceae Family
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Size Notes Price Availability
#1 gallon Field $8.48 Likely available
5/2 - 5/5
5/9 - 5/12
5/16 - 5/19


About Lady's Mantle

Commonly known as Lady’s Mantle, Alchemilla mollis is an understated and classy perennial. 

She grows well in full sun to partial shade and in most moisture and soil conditions that she can reach groundcover-like spread if not kept in check.  

The name “Alchemilla” came from ancient alchemists’ belief that the beads of water trapped by the tiny hairs on this plant’s leaves in the morning was the purest form of water, and therefore the best water to use in their alchemical experiments (fascinating!).  

Lady’s Mantle blooms have no petals! So, she basically gives leaf-colored sprays of small, star-shaped flowers. They add texture to the plant, but aren’t showy or even very noticeable, and many gardeners choose to trim them off to allow this plant’s lobed, serrated foliage to do the talking.  


  • Pretty, rounded leaves that catch dew and shimmer each morning
  • Can tolerate full sun to partial shade
  • Deer and rabbit resistant


  • Understated, definitely not a “showstopper” flower producer
  • Can spread like a groundcover if you let her

Plant Data

Mature Size 12 - 15 inches tall. 18 - 30 inches wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium : Moist, but not wet.
Zones 3a - 8b (Usually hardy to -40° F)
Tags Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Full Sun, Good for Borders, Good for Cottage Garden, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Mass Planting, Groundcover, Medium, Medium, Most Popular, Naturalizing, Normal Soil, Partial Sun, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Showy Flowers, Tolerant of Loamy Soil, Tolerant of Moist Soil, Tolerant of Salt, Well-Drained Soil Partial Sun Perennials, Spring Blooming Perennials, Yellow or Orange Flowering Perennials
Bloom Period April to August
Flower Color Chartreuse
Foliage Color

More Info from Experts

Commonly Planted with...

Astilbe, Heuchera, Geranium, Geum, Rose, Salvia

Photos of This with...

Astilbe, Blue False Indigo, Whitespire Gray Birch, Allgold Broom, Apricot Chiffon California Poppy, Cranesbill, Gold Standard Hosta, Golden Tiara Hosta, Hadspen Blue Hosta, Hidcote St. John's Wort, Polar Ice Small-cupped Daffodil, Lemon Ice African Daisy, Forest Flame Lily Of The Valley Bush, Cannon's Double Azalea, Golden Flare Azalea, Lyrical White Meadow Sage, Blue Hill Wood Sage, Big Ears Lamb's Ear, Golden Artist Tulip,
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