Alpine lady's mantle

Alchemilla alpina | Also known as: lady's mantle | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Alchemilla alpina is a small plant native to Europe and Greenland that's great in a rockery where it will grow in an attractive mound.. The small green leaves have a deep ridge down the middle, and toothed silvery white edges. They have fine hairs on the underside. The flowers grow in small clusters, they're green and pale yellow in colour. It's hardy and easy to grow, liking moist clay soil with good drainage and full sun or partial shade. This plant can be used to help heal cuts and abrasions.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.08 - 0.13
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Mat-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-7
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -12
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Underplanting
  • Banks and slopes
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years