Alchemilla alpina

Creeping Lady's Mantle

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Smaller and more refined than the usual form of Lady's Mantle, this species is best suited to the rock garden or for edging. Plants form a low mound of hairy, divided leaves with a distinctive silvery margin. 


More About Alchemilla alpina

  • Deep-green foliage low mat form
  • Flower clusters attract butterflies

 Short sprays of chartreuse-yellow flowers appear in early summer. Also attractive in tubs or mixed containers. An easy and reliable plant that requires little attention. Part shade or full sun; well drained. Makes a lovely groundcover.


Height:

6-8 Inches

Spread:

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-7

Alchemilla alpina Characteristics

Attributes

  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Edging

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Shade Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist

Fall Color

  • Yellow
  • Very Prominent

Flower Color

  • Yellow

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Clumping