Name: Alchemilla mollis aka lady’s mantle
Type of Plant: A low growing perennial with lime green flowers in May, June and early July.
Why I Love this plant: This plant grows in full sun to part shade, is weed smothering and has flowers that are perfect for bouquets. This plant is a must-grow in a cutting garden, because the flowers are perfect with peonies and other early summer perennials for bouquets. It’s also a great plant for gently self-seeding in places like along shady paths or stone steps.
A Word to the Wise: Since this is a plant that self-seeds, if you’re growing it in places where you don’t want to pull seeded offspring, be sure to deadhead the plants when flowers start to fade.