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Alchemilla mollis
Common Name: Lady's Mantle Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

This unendingly useful garden edger had other uses in 16th century Europe. It was claimed that linen dipped in a potion of lady’s mantle makes sagging breasts hard and firm. Wonderful with Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’ or ‘Rozanne’. Best along pathways where you can see the rain drops collected like jewels upon the lime green, scalloped leaves. The lovely chartreuse flowers are good for cutting. This common plant hails from exotic locales: the eastern Carpathians, Turkey and the Caucasus.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Native Habitat:
Wet meadows and streamsides

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Sun Part Shade Sun Foliage ColourBluish Green
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness2-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium ‘Jolly Bee’
Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Allium sphaerocephalon
Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’
Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’
Campanula glomerata ‘Superba’
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Dawn to Dusk’

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