Silver lady’s mantle is an herbaceous perennial native to the southwest Alps and Jura Mountains in France and Switzerland and is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae). The blue-green leaves are palamate and have seven to nine lobes. The edges of the leaves are toothed and the underside is covered with silvery hairs that form a silver edge on the upper side. The tiny green-yellow apetalous flowers are carried in billowy panicles on sixteen inch stems above the foliage from late spring to early summer.
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Bloom: Tiny yellow-green apetalous flowers from late spring to early summr
Size: 16” H x 12” W
Light: Partial shade
Soil: Humus rich, moist, well-drained; must not dry out
Hardiness: Zones 3-7
Care: Deadhead after flowering to prevent excessive reseeding.
Pests and Diseases: Snails, slugs
Propagation: Seed, division early spring or autumn
Companion Plants: Tiarella cordifolia, hosta, Hakonechloamacra ‘Aureola’