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Ladies Mantle, Lady's Mantle
Alchemilla erythropoda

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alchemilla (al-kem-ILL-uh) (Info)
Species: erythropoda (er-ee-THROW-pod-uh) (Info)
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Alpines and Rock Gardens


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage




Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Richmond, California

Oxford, Connecticut

Chicago, Illinois

Roscoe, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky

Beverly, Massachusetts

Springfield, Massachusetts

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Manchester, New Hampshire

Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Portland, Oregon

Jones Mills, Pennsylvania

Newport, Rhode Island

Provo, Utah

Stanwood, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 29, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a vigorous plant, and self-seeds around and about (but easy to pull out). The tiny flowers form a pretty foamy look, but I find I have to cut them back soon after flowering or they will flop all over (particulary if the weather is rainy). The plant recovers quickly, and becomes full of foliage again. It is stunning after a rain, as the raindrops bead up on the leaves especially in the center. Good filler for later shrubs and to hide spent bulbs.


On Apr 5, 2006, debi_z from Springfield, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

no fuss plant. leaf shape adds interest to a vase of cut flowers.


On Aug 10, 2005, flowercrazy39 from Manchester, NH wrote:

I use it as a filler in my back yard near a tree and fence. The only problem with it is it can get slugs. But they don't seem to harm the plant at all.