alchemilla-conjuntaSilver 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.

alchemilla-conjuncta-flType: Herbaceous perennial

Bloom: Tiny yellow-green apetalous flowers from late spring to early summr

: 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’

By Karen