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Alpine Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla alpina
SKU: HC017449
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Long used as a medicinal herb, Alpine Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla alpina) is also a wonderful addition to the ornamental garden. Excellent foliage, effusive blooms, and slow, gentle spreading are delivered a small package. Petite, deeply lobed foliage is smooth on the top side and slightly hairy on the underside, outlined with striking silver margins. In summer, tiny lime-green blossoms appear above this low-growing perennial, creating a frothy effect that lasts for many weeks. An excellent, unusual choice for rock gardens, walls, and groundcover.
key features
Botanical Name
Alchemilla alpina
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
8-10" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


3-6” tall x 10-20” wide. Alpine Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla alpina) is covered in lime green cymes of tiny flowers for weeks in summer. One-to-two-inch palmate leaves are deeply lobed and with silver margins. This tough perennial is a smaller and better-behaved cousin of Alchemilla mollis, with its own distinctive look. Plant Alchemilla alpina in full sun to partial shade in a wide range of well-draining soils. It will spread slowly by woody rhizomes and by seeds that develop without cross fertilization, but is not wildly aggressive like some varieties. Alchemilla alpina is in its element in soils that are well-draining but retain some moisture. Set against stone walls and pathways or in a rock garden that is not excessively dry.
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