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Lady's Mantle Alchemilla vulgaris 100 Seeds USA Company

Lady's Mantle Alchemilla vulgaris 100 Seeds USA Company

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Alchemilla vulgaris, commonly known as lady's mantle, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the Rosaceae family. Here's a description:

Appearance: Lady's mantle is a low-growing plant, typically reaching heights of 20-50 cm. It forms a basal rosette of deeply lobed, palmate leaves that are usually hairy and have a slightly scalloped edge. The leaves are often described as resembling the shape of a fan or the cloak of a medieval lady, hence the common name.

Flowers: The flowers of Alchemilla vulgaris are small, yellow-green, and arranged in loose clusters atop slender stems that rise above the foliage. Each flower has four to eight petals and lacks petals.

Habitat: Lady's mantle is native to Europe, but it has been introduced and naturalized in other parts of the world, including North America. It thrives in moist, shady habitats, such as woodland edges, meadows, and along streams or riverbanks. It can tolerate a range of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Cultivation: Lady's mantle is often cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens for its attractive foliage and delicate flowers. It is well-suited to shade or partial shade conditions and can be used as ground cover or planted in borders, rock gardens, or along paths.

Medicinal Uses: In traditional herbal medicine, various parts of lady's mantle, including the leaves and aerial parts, have been used to prepare herbal remedies. It has been historically used for its astringent properties and is believed to have benefits for women's health, including regulating menstruation and relieving menstrual cramps. However, scientific evidence supporting these claims is limited.

Folklore: Lady's mantle has a long history of use in folklore and folk medicine. Its common name is said to be derived from the shape of its leaves, which resemble the scalloped edges of medieval ladies' cloaks. Additionally, the plant has been associated with various superstitions and magical beliefs, such as protecting against evil spirits or promoting fertility. Hardy in zones 3-7.


Growing Instructions for the Lady’s Mantle


The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 2. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 3-4 weeks. 3. The seeds like moist soil. Use a sterile seed starter mix, if available. It prevents soil fungi from damaging the seeds and the seedlings. If not available, then make a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. 4. Put the soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil. Press the seeds into the soil. 6.  Cover the seeds with a layer of soil that is 1/8 of an inch thick. The seeds need light to germinate. 7. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. The seeds germinate in 3-4 weeks. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.



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