DO you have this in your garden? Here is a description about it. What I like the most about this plant is that the water beads up on it so it looks like dew drops when water is on it.
Overview and Description
If you want to add some cottage charm to your garden, Lady's Mantle is a plant you should know. Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) is an old-fashioned flower that is still very popular today. And no wonder. Its fuzzy, cupped leaves hold glistening droplets of water after a rain and it blooms in frothy sprays of dainty, yellow flowers that spill over in late spring and early summer.
Besides being beautiful, it is also used in making lotions and soaps. Lady’s Mantle is a long-lived perennial flower that is fairly low maintenance and blends well with other spring bloomers.
Lady’s Mantle plants form a nice sized clump, although they will also self-seed in many gardens. The seedlings are easy to lift and move to another spot in the garden, or give away to grateful friends, so don't worry about them becoming invasive.
■ Foliage: The leaves of Lady’s Mantle are like shallow, pleated cups. The soft hairs make water form droplets that roll around on the leaves. These hairs make the leaves feel velvety, not scratchy or unpleasant to touch.
■ Flowers: Lady’s Mantle flowers are airy masses of tiny, yellow-green flowers that sit above the foliage until they flop down from their own volume and weight, becoming a froth of blooms. They are somewhat like a chartreuse baby’s breath and make nice cut and dried flowers.
Lady's Mantle is reliably perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 8
Lady's Mantle will grow in either full sun or light shade. If grown in full sun, your plants may need more frequent watering.
Mature Size of Lady's Mantle Plants
The size of Lady's Mantle plants will depend on the growing conditions, but expect them to grow about 18 - 24 inches high, and 18 - 26 inches wide.
Late Spring to Early Summer. The flowers hang on for several weeks.
Lady’s Mantle is wonderful along the edge of a garden or walkway where it can lean over and soften hard edges. The foliage looks good all season and can make a nice ground cover under small trees.
A mass planting of Lady’s Mantle is very eye-catching when in bloom, but kind of loses its impact after flowering. Lady’s Mantle makes a nice contrast for bright daylilies and roses that bloom at about the same time. It's especially eye-catching used in contrast to burgundy and purple foliage.
Soil Requirements: Lady’s Mantle isn’t terribly particular about soil. It is drought tolerant and doesn’t like to sit in wet soil, but in high heat or full sun, regular watering is required to prevent the leaves from turning dry and brown.
Soil pH: Lady’s Mantle does best in a soil that is slightly acidic to neutral, with a soil pH of 5.5 - 7.5.
Mulch around the plant, but not up to the stem. Lady’s Mantle tends to hug the ground, so keep the mulch from covering the plant.
Caring for Your Lady's Mantle Plants
The only maintenance Lady’s Mantle really needs is the occasional cleaning up. Deadhead the flowers as they start to dry and remove older leaves as they brown. New leaves will quickly fill in.
Leave Lady’s Mantle standing in the fall. It is semi-evergreen and will over winter better if left in tact and cleaned up in the spring.
Pests and Problems
Few problems plague Lady’s Mantle. Areas with high humidity may experience some fungus problems, particularly if the crown is kept damp. Good air circulation and allowing the soil to dry slightly should help.
taken from https://www.thespruce.com/growing-ladys-mantle-alchemilla-mollis-in-the-garden
till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse Dougherty Iowa