Lady's mantle

Alchemilla vulgaris


A low growing hardy perennial with soft leaves and yellow flowers, it is a perfect herb for softening the edges of paths and the front of borders. It is used medicinally for women’s hormonal cycles. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)
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9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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Sale price£3.10
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In stock (25 plants), ready to be dispatched

Description

  • Soft edge for borders
  • Long flowering period
  • Used in flower decorations
  • Spreads easily

It was thought the drops of water that collect in the leaves was the purest form of water and gave the herb magical powers. Its common name is very apt as it is chiefly a herb for women.

Plant Care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Flowering period: June - September

This easy low growing perennial with soft downy leaves and yellow flowers makes an excellent border plant for paths and steps, rockeries and in pots. It self-seeds well and young plants are easily transplanted into new spots if they appear in places they aren’t wanted.

Usage

Lady’s mantle has been used for many centuries for the female reproductive system. It was traditionally taken to regulate menstruation, relieve painful or excessive periods and help with menopausal symptoms. It has a cooling, astringent and drying quality and has been used as a poultice to stem bleeding.
In the middle ages it was attributed with magical properties due to the little pool of dew that collected in the centre of each leaf overnight.

 

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