A classic choice for cottage-style gardens, lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis) grows in dense mounds of soft, velvety green, scalloped-edged leaves. In late spring or early summer through midsummer, the clumps are topped with clouds of tiny, chartreuse flowers–so beautiful with blues and purples, especially. The plants tend to look tidier if you shear them back to a few inches above the ground in late summer, so they can produce a new flush of leaves, but if you let the seeds form, they may self-sow. Full sun (particularly if the soil doesn’t dry out too much) to partial shade. Perennial; Zones 4 to 7 or 8.
2021-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in late summer 2022. At least 15 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.