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ALCHEMILLA mollis 'Senior'

Image of Alchemilla mollis 'Senior'

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ALCHEMILLA mollis 'Senior'

Plant Common Name

Lady's Mantle, Senior Lady's Mantle

General Description

The vigorous lady's mantle 'Senior' is a high performer. It forms dense broad mounds of beautiful gray-green palm-shaped leaves and puts forth showy clusters of chartreuse flowers early in the season.

This hardy perennial originates from Europe and is grown for its subtly colorful foliage and flowers. It is an old-fashioned ornamental that grows best in partial sun to shade. In early summer it offers effervescent plumes of chartreuse flowers that contrast nicely with its scalloped gray-green leaves.

Lady's mantle grows best when provided with evenly moist, well-drained soil. It ideal for gardens with lower light levels and looks great planted alongside bright variegated sedges, Japanese painted fern and tall upright Astilbe.

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

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    25"-28" / 63.5cm - 71.1cm

  • 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

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow Green, Chartreuse

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light 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