Alpine Lady's Mantle, Mountain Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla alpina

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Alchemilla (al-kem-ILL-uh) (Info)
Species: alpina (AL-pin-a) (Info)
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Lexington, Massachusetts

Barto, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Provo, Utah

Kalama, Washington

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 11, 2005, kbaumle from Northwest, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have to echo lupinelover. I lost mine to the drought this year, even though I tried to keep it watered. I love the look and I'm willing to try it again next year.

Positive

On May 29, 2004, Tammy from somewhere, PA wrote:

I bought one plant a few years ago and put it in a bright shade area near a natural pond. Its quite moist most of the time. I've seen a few babies each year and welcomed most of them (and gave away those that landed in places I'd prefer to have something else growing). Its very cute with white edging around the small attractive leaves. The flowers are not particularly interesting.

Positive

On Jul 31, 2003, Karenn from Mount Prospect, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I find this variety absolutely charming! Yes, it can "make babies" but in a most refined (and localized!) way. I much prefer this to the full-sized variety (which I kicked out of my zone 4B/5A garden last year!). It flowers beautifully while maintaining it's attractive, compact appearance. I highly recommend this variety over any others!

Positive

On Sep 1, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very dainty edition of the better known A. mollis. Very beautiful in a woodland garden, especially when set off by dwarf ferns. Unfortunately it does not survive severe drought.

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