Grow Zone Recommendation: Lady’s mantle is a perennial, shrub-like flowering plant that grows well in USDA zones 3 to 7.
Sunlight Needs: Lady’s mantle does best in partial shade. Afternoon shade is usually best, as leaves can become ragged in hot, dry conditions.
Watering Needs: Water lady’s mantle regularly to keep soil evenly moist, but not wet.
Average Size: This plant grows to about 18 inches tall, and approximately 2 feet in width, depending on your variety.
Foliage Color: The foliage is deep green with a velvety texture. Lady mantle’s flowers are chartreuse or gold, with a mounding shape. It blooms in summer.
Must Know Plant Care Tips: Lady’s mantle is easy to grow from seed, plants, or division. Sow seeds outdoors in early spring or in autumn, or indoors 6 to 8 weeks prior to last frost. Keep them moist and move them outside at about 4 inches tall. Space your transplants about 12 inches apart, and they’ll fill in rather quickly. It is a prolific self-sower that may become invasive. Deadhead the flowers as soon as they’re spent to minimize self-sowing.
Plant Problem Solver: Lady’s mantle makes an excellent ground cover. It can provide useful erosion control when planted on a slope. It’s great for cut flowers and containers, and is easy to maintain.
Pretty Pairings: Try pairing lady’s mantle with hostas, peonies, purple cranesbill, and hemerocallis.