Thriller Lady's Mantle
Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||al-kem-ILL-uh MAW-liss|
|Lore||Alchemilla was so named because its natural silvered leaf was thought to influence metals in the ancient art of alchemy.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and wide; flowers rise above foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Lady's mantle is a traditional component of the English perennial border. It also does well popping out between large flagstones or in crannies along the base of old walls. These plants are wonderful in masses within a naturalistic setting offering unique textural variations to wild garden compositions. Ideal for water garden edges and nooks and crannies of moist waterfalls and pools. Makes a casual edging for walks and path and is also charming in red clay pots.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Astilbe (Astilbe); Aster (Aster); Phlox (Phlox); Masterwort (Astrantia)|
Thrives in lightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Deadhead spent blooms promptly to minimize reseeding.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9