Somerset Meadow Seed Mix - Calcareous Soils
Somerset Meadow Seed Mix
Flower rich seed mixture of wildflowers and grasses harvested from old hay meadows on thin soils over limestone north of Bath. As many "direct harvest" mixes, it has a high proportion of wildflowers (40%) to grasses (60%).
If you would like a smaller quantity of this mix than the 1kg minimum, you can buy it here at our sister website.
(% seed by number)
2.0 Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed
1.3 Crepis capillaris Smooth Hawksbeard
3.0 Hypochaeris radicata Cat's-ear
2.0 Leontodon hispidus Rough Hawkbit
14.6 Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy
2.0 Linum catharticum Fairy Flax
0.1 Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot Trefoil
1.0 Medicago lupulina Black Medick
1.0 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
0.6 Primula veris Cowslip
1.0 Prunella vulgaris Selfheal
3.0 Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
0.6 Ranunculus bulbosus Bulbous Buttercup
20.3 Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
0.3 Tragopogon pratensis Goat's-beard
1.3 Trifolium pratense Red Clover
60% grasses & sedges
(% seed by number)
5.0 Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal-grass
0.3 Briza media Quaking Grass
7.5 Bromopsis erecta Upright Brome
15.0 Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dogstail
6.0 Festuca ovina Sheep's Fescue
3.0 Festuca rubra Red Fescue
1.0 Holcus lanatus Yorkshire Fog
8.1 Lolium perenne Perennial Ryegrass
Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities up to 10 kilos at the kilo rate, up to 100 kilos at the 10 kilo rate, and over 100 kilos at the 100 kilo rate.
Supplier : Emorsgate
We donate half of our profit on sales of this mix of grass and wildflower seeds to Butterfly Conservation
We strongly recommend reading up on wildflower meadows before buying seed - see our resources section and brief guide to preparation and aftercare, which includes links to our "how to" blogs and video. We also run courses on meadow creation and management
Although we test our seed and it has high germination rates, you need to be careful about initial care and establishing an annual regime. Don't be put off though - once you get the hang of it it's pretty straightforward.