Alchemilla vulgaris or commonly known Lady’s Mantle, is a perennial plant and makes an excellent ground cover. The plant grows to a height of 30-50 cm and blooms from May to autumn with yellow-green flowers, which are arranged in a corymb-shaped loose multi-branched anther.
Lady’s Mantle has beautiful leaves with serrated margins, close together. Due to its beautiful shape, the foliage is often used in bouquets. After the rain, the drops remain pearly on the slightly hairy leaves, almost very fairytale looking. The Lady’s Mantle plant starts flowering in May and can bloom again later in the late summer or fall if you cut off the faded yellow flowers.
Lady’s Mantle prefers to be in the sun and semi-sun, but it can also handle shade as well. Although the flowers in the shade will be less exuberant.
In the winter the plant goes underground, but in the spring it comes up again.