•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-8
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
Lady's mantle is a popular women's herb used for such complaints as cramps, heavy menstruation, and menopause. It is used internally for diarrhea and as a douche for leukorrhea and vaginitis. Externally, lady's mantle serves as a wash for cuts and burns.
It has also been used topically in traditional medicine for leukorrhea and vulvar itching.
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 the danger of frost has passed. The Achemilla 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.
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Any garden soil
Seeds per Plant: 2-3
Plant Spacing: 18 inches
***These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore we cannot claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information on our site is provided for educational purposes only.
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