Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla mollis Rosaceae

Growth habit


Native distribution

Asia Minor


Houston and Grossman Ponds, Peterson Oak Grove, Robison Herb Garden, Treman Woodland Walk, Young Flower Garden

Source of plant

RHS Gardens At Wisley, Ridge House Gardens, Ridge House Gardens, Garden Place


Downy, rounded leaves and a copious display of airy tiny greeny-yellow stars borne in feathery sprays. Prolonged flowering period. Plants 18" tall, and 2' wide (DS 100). Plants large, up to 80 cm, robust,usually with dense, patent hairs throughout, except on pedicels. Leaves often very large (up to 13 x 15 cm), lobed to 1/8-1/4; lobes 9-11, semicircular, with 7-9 wide, ovate teeth. Pedicels glabrous or subglabrous. Flowers 3.5-5 mm wide; epicalyx-segments entire or with one tooth; hypanthium with patent hairs (DS 110).

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

notable texture, flowering season, foliage characteristics