Dorset Wildflower Meadow Seed Mix
This beautiful Dorset meadow mixture is for heavy soils that are naturally fertile. The wildflower species are chosen to persist in areas of higher fertility typically alluvial soils, soils with high clay content, or those that have a history of cultivation. Species used here are better adapted to flower when in competition with the grass species which thrive in heavy soils. Yellow Rattle, once established, will reduce sward height and maintenance.
The seed is harvested from sites in Dorset, from wild plant populations. We also offer various "direct harvest" mixes from Dorset, which you can see described on our sister site, British Wildflower Meadow Seeds.
20% native wildflowers, 80% native grasses
Wildflower species (20%)
0.25 Devil's Bit Scabious Succisa pratensis
0.75 Greater Knapweed Centaurea scabiosa
1.5 Wild Carrot Daucus carota
0.75 Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum
0.25 Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo
1.0 St. John's Wort Hypericum perforatum
1.0 Cat's Ear Hypochoeris radicata
1.0 Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
1.0 Ox-Eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
1.5 Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
0.25 Common Toadflax Linaria vulgaris
1.0 Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
0.25 Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi
1.0 Sainfoin Onobrychis viciifolia
1.5 Cowslip Primula veris
1.5 Burnet Saxifrage Pimpinella saxifraga
1.5 Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
1.5 Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
0.25 Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus
0.25 Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
1.5 Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa
0.5 Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor
Grass Species (80%)
2.0 Browntop Agrostis capillaris
6.0 Crested Dog's Tail Cynosurus cristatus
30.0 Chewings Fescue Festuca r. ssp comm
25.0 Slender Red Fescue Festuca r. ssp litoralis
1.0 Meadow Barley Hordeum secalinum
8.0 Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Poa pratensis
8.0 Rough Stalked Meadow Grass Poa trivialis
Sowing Rate: 3g per square metre, or 12kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards.
Supplier : Heritage Seeds
We donate half of our profit on sales of the Dorset meadow 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.
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.