Ladies Mantle


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Common Name: Ladies Mantle
Botanical Name: Alchemilla mollis ()
Decorative Life:
Post Harvest Care:
  • It has a white, milky substance that appears after stems are cut. Should be placed immediately into a solution after cutting so the sap will not retard solution uptake.
Family Roots:
  • Is a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family with common relatives including spirea, geum, pyracantha, cotoneaster, apple, pear, and hawthorn.
  • Native to Turkey, Russia.
Personality:
  • Large, robust plant with flower stems to about 20 inches.
  • Flowers appear as an eighted pointed star. Foliage is soft, hairy.
Availability: November-January.
Flower Color: Yellow, showy.
Storage Specifics: Most likely can be held in the mid to low 30sF but specific research data has not yet been located.
Tidbits:
  • Can be used as a fresh and dried cut flower.
  • The specific epithet name of "mollis" means hairy or soft, in referecne to the foliage and stems.
  • A favourite with flower arrangers because of its easy use as a filler.
  • Lady's mantle got its common name from folklore that suggests this plant adorned the Virgin Mary.