Lady's Mantle - 250 seeds (Alchemilla mollis)

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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

SOWING

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.

Season: Perennial

Height: 20 inches (50cm)

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

Temperature: 17-18C (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 (3mm)

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 18 inches (40cm)


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Data sheet

Color
Yellow
Height
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Bee & Butterfly garden
Cottage garden
Sunlight
Full sun

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