Alchemilla xanthochlora is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Apomictic (reproduce by seeds formed without sexual fusion).
Alchemilla mollis also known as Lady's Mantle is a low care, non-demanding old-fashioned clump forming perennial. In summer they produce clouds of tiny golden flowers on top of lovely silver green-coated foliage, the long lasting flowers and leaves are widely used in fresh and dried flower arrangements.
This plant has lobed, densely hairy, chartreuse foliage that is crimped at the edges. Soft, frothy, yellow-green foliage hovers above the plant from early summer through autumn. Noteworthy CharacteristicsThe soft leaves form depressions which capture morning dew or rain. CareProvide full sun to part.
Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) Making Medicine Preparation Information:. Tea: To make a tea, pour 1 cup of hot water over 2-3 Tablespoons of Lady’s. Tincture:. An average dose is 2 to 4 mL three times a day. Spageric:. Organic Unity makes an exquisite Lady’s Mantle preparation, as are all.
Leaves catch and hold rain or dewdrops in a charming sort of way. About half the size of the Common Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), and perhaps an even better choice for small gardens, containers and alpine troughs. An easy and long-lived plant, this tolerates a wide range of conditions. Divide in spring or early fall if desired.
Alchemilla mollis, Lady’s mantle is a good example. I love its soft leaves and frothy green flowers which mix so well with other flowers and foliage. I try to plant it far enough back in the border to keep it in the planting area, but some always escapes onto the lawn.
Lady’s mantle leaves are notable for catching early morning dew and retaining the moisture long into the day after the dew on other plants has long evaporated. This property made the plant especially appealing to early alchemists, who were in the search for the chemical that would turn any substance into gold or heal all illnesses.
Lady’s mantle plants are attractive, clumping, flowering herbs. The plants can be grown as perennials in USDA zones 3 through 8, and with each growing season they spread out a little more. So what do you do when your patch of lady’s mantle is getting too big for its own good?