Ground covers, Perennials
Rounded, pale green, lobed leaves have a silvery look; after rain or overhead watering, they hold beads of water on their surfaces. Summer flowers are yellowish green, in large branched clusters, individually inconspicuous but attractive as a mass; good cut flowers.
Useful for edgings in shady places, as ground cover, and as soothing contrast to brightly colored flowers. Can take full sun in cool-summer climates.Alchemilla mollis
Native to Asia Minor, this is the most commonly planted lady’s-mantle, forming clumps mostly 1 to 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide. Yellow flowers rise above nearly circular, scallop-edged leaves. Self-sows. This wonderful woodland plant is especially pretty after a rain, when raindrops bead up on its leaves.‘Auslese’
Growing 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide, this variety carries bright lime green flowers over its medium green leaves.‘Thriller’
Shiny, gray-green leaves contrast nicely with golden yellow blooms on a plant that can reach 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide.
Purplish red foliage and rosy pink blossoms.
Resembles the species but has snowball-like flower clusters 2–2 1/2 in. across, composed entirel...
Native to much of the northern hemisphere. Flat, basal rosette spreads vigorously by underground runne...