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Alpine Lady's Mantle Overview
Alchemilla alpina is a pretty and very hardy ground-cover plant that can be found even at great altitudes, and in a wide range of habitats (moorland, alpine meadows, stream banks). It has been used medicinally as a treatment for many ailments for centuries. It is a hermaphrodite plant, meaning the seeds develop without need of cross-fertilisation and thus there are many mutations of this species.
Common problems with Alpine Lady's Mantle
Generally, pest and disease free.
How to harvest Alpine Lady's Mantle
Collect seeds from late summer to autumn (whenever ripe). To prevent self-seeding, cut back flowers as soon as they start to wither, before the seeds form.
How to propagate Alpine Lady's Mantle
Sow seeds in cold frames in spring. Move them to desired location when they have established a little bit.
Divide in late autumn or spring, planting immediately where desired.
Special features of Alpine Lady's Mantle
Other uses of Alpine Lady's Mantle
This low maintenance, mat forming plant can be used as under planting in mixed containers/tubs as well as on banks and slopes. It can also be used in flower borders/beds or informal cottage, wildflower or gravel gardens with the advantage of being rabbit resistant. The foliage is sometimes used in cut flower arrangements
Externally for scratches and wounds; internally for diarrhea and woman's ailments.