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Common Lady's Mantle

Posted by nskadra z5 KC area (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 24, 07 at 18:10

I've just received a suggestion to plan Common Lady's Mantle. Has anyone in the KC area experienced this herb? Is it invasive? Know any nurseries in the area that might carry it?

Thanks!


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RE: Common Lady's Mantle

Lady's Mantle is a very nice plant....commonly found at just about any nursery/garden center in the spring....

The morning dew looks especially nice on it's leaves....it is not invasive.

Mine gets morning and late evening sun....


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RE: Common Lady's Mantle

Thanks. Well that's just my luck...waiting to plant in the fall. Hopefully I'll find something.


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RE: Common Lady's Mantle

I always thought of it as a partial shade to shade plant. In one of the last Garden Gate magazine editions (I believe) there was a really attractive bed with Lady's Mantle, Roxanne geranium and Hidcote Lavender as a border in front of a larger rose bush and some ornamental alliums in between. Does Lady's Mantle take that much sunlight to grow it with geranium and Lavender? Does anybody have experience with it?


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RE: Common Lady's Mantle

Lady Mantle is one tough plant for me. It grows well in morning shade and full to partial blistering afternoon sun.
It flanks my concrete patio on the NW side of my home.
Its planted in enriched soil and wants to flop as the infloresence gets long and heavy. I dont trim it, so have found baby Mantles growing whereever the flowers hit the soil. I dont mind a bit. Some just die and the rest I can move when they get big. Neat plant, but its chartreuse
color doesnt go with everything. Pondy


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RE: Common Lady's Mantle

You know, pondwelr....Wisconsin's "full sun" and Missouri/Kansas's "full sun" are two different animals....

There are many plants designated for full sun which we can only grow with protection from the afternoon sun.


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I have lady's mantle growing in a full sun bed, western exposure. It gets ratty by midsummer, and needs to be trimmed back, for a flush of new green foliage. It looks especially nice after it rains, the raindrops glisten on the fuzzy leaves.


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