Smaller and compact version of lady's mantle. Great neutral filler or small groundcover. Not aggressive seeder as A. mollis.
Possibly better for a bit cooler areas.
Blooming Time: May-June/July
Size: 12" tall x 16" wide
USDA Zones: 3 to 8
Culture: full sun (cooler areas), mostly sun, half shade. Average soils enriched with some organic matter - moderately fertile to fertile. Adaptable to many soil types, including leaner or more shallow soils. Avoid waterlogged soils.
Moisture Needs: average (medium to medium-dry), to slightly moist, adaptable. Established plants tolerate some droughts.
Origin: comes from the East European mountains (Caucusus), endemic to rocky ledges, scrublands, and pastures in the alpine and subalpine regions
Deer/Rabbit Resistant: yes / yes
Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators: no/no
Attracts Hummingbirds: no
Pot Size: 3.5" wide x 5" deep pot
Plant Combinations: Groundcover and smaller filler, that goes well with many plants in both sunny borders (in cooler areas) or half shade borders(hotter and more humid areas).
Borders, cottage gardens, woodland edges, woodland gardens, along paths and patios, smaller rain gardens. It is quite low maintenance plant, but it's good to cut plants back after blooming to encourage new fresh growth and firm dense clumps (but even if you don't do, it will look acceptable good).
Good companions are majority of commonly available perennials like Agastache, Amsonia, shorter Anemone hupehensis, Aster, Coreopsis, Echinacea, hardy Geranium, Hemerocallis, Heuchera, shorter Helianthus, Iris, Kalimeris, Monarda, Nepeta, Origanum, Paeonia, Penstemon digitalis, Perovskia, Phlox, Physostegia, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, Solidago, Stachys, Stokesia, Tradescantia, Vernonia, Veronica, etc. and medium sized or shorter ornamental grasses.
Good cut flower.
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