PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Lady's Mantle is a beautiful perennial plant with billowing lime-green flowers and attractive leaves that catch raindrops, transforming them into shimmering silver droplets. This plant pairs exceptionally well with other garden favorites like perennial geraniums and Geum, especially when planted at garden edges or as an underplanting for shrubs. Lady's Mantle prefers cooler climates and benefits from being cut back hard after blooming. Applying a layer of compost as mulch can help to promote renewed foliage interest throughout the remainder of the growing season. Perennials like Lady's Mantle typically devote their first year of growth to establishing a robust root system and foliage. They will usually bloom more abundantly starting in their second year of growth.
Keep moist, but not soggy. At least 1" per week, more during dry spells.
Mix in about 4 inches of compost prior to planting and topdress annually in springtime. If soils are especially poor, supplement with a balanced organic granular fertilizer.
Diseases & Pests:
Does not tolerate extreme heat or drought.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut at peak of bloom and hang to dry in a dark location.