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King’s Mantle
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King's Mantle

Latin Name:

Alchemilla mollis

Description:

Lady’s Mantle is a carefree, fast-growing perennial, and a member of the rose family. In late spring, pillows of star-shaped yellowish-green flowers bloom amid soft, silvery-green foliage. Every part of the plant is covered with fine hairs that hold onto dew drops and sparkle in the sun.

Lady’s Mantle is best propagated through division or transplanted from nursery stock. If planted by seed, plants can take two years to flower. Plant with exposure to both sun and shade, add an application of organic fertilizer, and make sure not to over-water. Let flowers go to seed for new seedlings, but beware – this is an invasive plant if left to seed.

Both leaves and roots have medicinal value, but if taken internally, may be dangerous for pregnant or nursing women. Lady’s Mantle has been used for external wounds and to treat skin irritations; in Europe it is used for gynecological problems. Lady’s Mantle adds a nice touch to fresh bouquets, or dried flower arrangements. Hang Lady’s Mantle upside down in a dry, dark, airy place when drying.

Uses:

Flower/herb gardens, herbal remedies

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

Yes

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Shade to Full Sun

Soil Type:

Well-drained

Flower Color:

Yellow-green

Growth Rate:

Fast

Hardiness Zones:

4 to 7

Height:

6 to 18 inches

Width:

24 inches-spreading

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