The Seven Samurai of Weed Control

Researchers from Cornell University found these perennials to be super weed suppressors.



Lady's Mantle is one of the 7 Samurai of Weed Control 2. 'Thriller' lady's mantle
(Alchemilla mollis)

  • Full sun to shade
  • Clumping habit
  • 12 to 18 inches tall; 24 inches wide
  • Hardy in Zones 4 through 7
  • Dense canopy of broad, scalloped leaves
  • Pale yellow flowers from late spring to early fall

Photo: (cc) Leonora Enking/Flickr