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

Alchemilla mollis
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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 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 
Hardiness Zone2-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Geranium "'Rozanne'"
Allium sphaerocephalon
Anthriscus sylvestris "'Ravenswing'"
Dicentra "'King of Hearts'"
Nepeta x faassenii "'Dawn to Dusk'"

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