Lady’s Mantle is an herbaceous perennial in the Rose family that has clusters of yellow-green flowers and large, circular leaves. The leaves are a soft, gray-green and they have scalloped margins. It forms a rounded mound. Native to Europe. 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.