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Somerset Meadow Seed Mix - Neutral Soils

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Somerset (South) Meadow Seed Mix

This is a gorgeous meadow seed mix harvested from brothers Richard and Henry Lang's farm on the Levels outside Langport. They have 42 acres of carefully managed wildflower meadows on their mixed farm, which support a healthy colony of the critically endangered Shrill carder bees

Like all of our "direct harvested" mixes, it has a high proportion of wildflowers to meadow grasses. It also has a large number of speices - some of them very interesting. This one includes a good dose of Eyebright which - like Yellow Rattle - reduces the vigour of its surrounding grasses. It's also unsual in that it contains a lot of one of our prettiest meadow grasses - Crested dogstail.

The mix is characterised as MG5a, which is a type of grassland relatively common across the UK. Wherever you are in the country, it will work well so for you if you have neutral, medium fertility soil. 

Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.

Major Wildflower Species (41%):

Smooth Hawkbeard Crepis capillaris

Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra

Greater Knapweed Centaurea  scabiosa

Eyebright Euphrasia sp.

Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum

Catsear Hypochaeris radicata

Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus

Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare

Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Spotted Medick Medicago arabica

Black Medick Medicago lupulina

Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Hoary Plantain Plantago media

Selfheal Prunella vulgaris

Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor

Stitchwort Stellaria holostea

Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Common vetch Vicia sativa

Grasses (59%):

Sweet Vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum

Common Bent Agrostis capillaris

Meadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensis

Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus

Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata

Fescues Festuca spp.

Meadow grass Poa pratensis


Other species are present in smaller quantities.


Supplier: Bright Seeds

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.

Your purchase helps us support a range of charitieswhich are related to the products we sell.          

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.