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ALCHEMILLA mollis 'Auslese'

Image of Alchemilla mollis 'Auslese'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ALCHEMILLA mollis 'Auslese'

Plant Common Name

Auslese Lady's Mantle, Lady's Mantle

General Description

The vigorous lady's mantle 'Auslese' is a wide-spreading European selection with large scalloped and pleated leaves of gray-green and bold sprays of bright yellow-green blooms that stand above the foliage.

Old-fashioned and delicate, lady's mantle is the ideal perennial for partial sun to shade. This clump-forming ornamental has lovely scalloped seagreen leaves and effervescent plumes of chartreuse flowers that appear in late spring to early summer.

Though able to tolerate short periods of drought, this plant does best when provided with evenly moist, organic-rich, well-drained soil. The subdued flowers and foliage blend well with golden hakone grass and Japanese painted fern.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Width

    28"-32" / 71.1cm - 81.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Turkey, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Sea Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Sea Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Sea Green, Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes