Saturday, January 19, 2008
Starting Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle) from Seed
Alchemilla is fairly easy to start from seed but plants are readily available in small sizes in May at the Coleman's Market in Ypsilanti or other stores selling small perennials. The seed is a little smaller than poppy a seed, and like most tiny seeds it should be surface sown. The seeds are a little slow to germinate, taking 2-3 weeks to sprout, and the seedlings grow quite slowly at first. Because they are such slow growers, I started mine today.