Lady's mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)

Weed-Blocking Flowers


Moss phlox, lady's mantle, and catmint are more than just pretty perennials. They certainly are beautiful in the flower border, but when researchers at Cornell University studied perennial plants to see which suppress weeds while maintaining their good looks, these three, along with four others, turned out to be the seven samurai of weed control. Plant them in your beds, and they vanquish pesky plant invaders.

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