The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Alchemilla mollis

lady's mantle

Photo of Alchemilla mollis


A versatile and beautiful little plant with frothy, lime-green flowers in early summer and green scalloped leaves which catch droplets of water after a shower. It tolerates a range of adverse conditions including heavy clay and, once established, is drought tolerant. If not deadheaded it will self-seed freely.


  • Perennials

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Slopes/banks
  • Gravel garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Ground cover

Care instructions

Once flowers and foliage become untidy in late summer, cut back hard to encourage new foliage. Unless you want the plant to seed itself freely, cut back the flowering stems before they seed.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 40cm

Eventual spread: 50cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun