Lady's Mantle Seeds
USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 20 inches
Bloom Season: Early to mid summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Any good garden soil, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Alchemilla Mollis
Temperature: 64 - 72F
Average Germ Time: 22 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow seed and lightly cover with topsoil no more than 1/8 inch
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 18 inches
Care & Maintenance: Lady's Mantle
Lady's Mantle (Achemilla Mollis) - Grown from Lady's Mantle seeds, this popular flower is perfect for the garden. With its olive colored, crimped velvety leaves which cup to capture the dew and rain and its frothy sprays of yellow clusters, it is certainly appealing to the eye. The Achemilla Mollis plant is bushy and makes an excellent border or edging plant. The Lady's Mantle flowers are excellent for cutting, and the yellow blooms work in nicely in flower arrangements
Sow Lady's Mantle seeds in the early spring indoors, 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. A cold treatment, placing the seeds in dampened sand or peat moss, and placing in the refrigerator for 3 - 4 weeks prior to sowing has been found beneficial to germination. After removing the flower seeds from the refrigerator, use starter trays and sterile potting mix. Press the flower seeds into the soil and cover no more than 1/8 inch. Transplant the Lady's Mantle seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed. The Alchemilla Mollis plant should be sheared back after blooming to rejuvenate the leaves to make the clump neat and tidy for the rest of the growing season. Lady's Mantle is an easy-care perennial grown from flower seeds that does well in sun or shade. It may be divided in spring or early fall. It will self-seed and drop its own flower seeds. If this is not desired, deadhead spent blooms.
Attractive Ground Cover
Lady's mantle is a low-growing ground cover that grows well in regions with cool summers and moist soil.
Easy-Care Garden Plant
How To Grow
Seeds should be sown indoors 6-8 weeks before last expected frost. A cold treatment is helpful before planting: place seeds in dampened sand or peat moss and place in the fridge for 3-4 weeks before sowing. After cold treatment, plant in starter trays in sterile potting mix. Press the seeds into the soil and cover with no more than 1/8 inch soil. Keep seeds moist until germination. Transplant seedlings outdoors after all danger of frost. Plants should be aggressively sheared back after blooming to rejuvenate leaves and and to encourage a tidier growth.
- Environment: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: any good garden soil with pH 5.8-6.8
- Sowing rate: 2-3 seeds per plant
Lady's mantle is a perennial native from the Carpathian Mountains and Turkey. It grows in USDA zones 3 through 8, thriving in partial shade and cool climates. It features small clusters of tiny yellow-green blooms that lightly stand out from the foliage.
- Height: 20 inches
- Bloom season: early to mid summer
- Bloom color: chartreuse (yellow-green)