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All lady's mantle species are among the low-growing perennials. The highest is the ordinary woman's coat with stature heights between 45 and 60 centimeters, the silver lady's coat, however, only between 10 and 15 inches high. At their location, most women's coats make only small claims. Depending on the species, they thrive in both the sun and partial shade, and some even in shady places. Although they prefer a nutrient-rich, well-drained soil, they also tolerate heavy clay soils. The Felted Lady's Mantles thrives especially on dry, lean locations, the Dainty Lady's Mantle also copes with fresh to damp places in the garden, for example in the habitat woody edge. Species such as the small, felted and silver lady's mantle, on the other hand, feel particularly comfortable in the life areas rock garden and steppe.
Lady's mantle is not just a popular ground cover. The yellowish-green flower color makes the lady's mantle also a good combination partner for a variety of perennials of all colors and shapes that have the same location requirements. The fresh green, for example, is especially beautiful when combined with violet-flowering species such as cranesbill (geranium) or garlic (allium). With their low growth, it is also possible to plant bedding borders very well from the lady's mantle species. Silver Lady's Mantle and Little Lady's Coat are also very suitable for sunny rock gardens. The latter also lends itself to the planting of pots and pots.
A close-to-ground pruning after flowering prevents self-sowing and stimulates a fresh re-emergence
The simplest way to multiply lady's mantle is by division. In this way, aging plants are rejuvenated at the same time, because over time the individual perennials can develop into powerful specimens and become flaky from the inside. The plant is best divided with a spade. The best time for this is the early spring, before the perennial expels again.
Further care tips
The soft lady's mantle tends to self-seeder and can over-take in the bed with time. This can be contained by regular plucking of the young plants and a near-bottom pruning directly after flowering.
Lady's mantle is best multiplied by division or sowing.
Diseases and pests
The types of women's coat are very robust. There are no known special susceptibility to diseases and pests.