Dorset Meadow Seed Mix - Calcareous Soils
Dorset Meadow Seed Mix for Calcareous Soils
This stunning Dorset wildflower meadow mix is specially selected for poor, chalky soils. This environment is ideal for wildflowers, and this mix of drought tolerant species will give you flowering interest all season long. The seed is harvested from wild populations in the county.
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%)
0.5 Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
1.5 Black Knapweed Centaurea nigra
2.0 Black Medic Medicago lupilina
1.0 Common Vetch Vicia sativa
0.5 Cowslip Primula veris
1.0 Dropwort Filipendula vulgaris
0.5 Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
1.0 Hawk Bit Leontodon hispidus
2.0 Hoary Plantain Plantago media
1.0 Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum
0.5 Lady's Fingers Anthylis vulnaria
1.0 Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus vulgaris
0.25 Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis
1.0 Red Clover Trifolium Pratense
1.5 Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor
1.0 Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
0.5 Small Scabious Scabiosa columbaria
1.0 Sorrel Rumex acetosa
2.0 Wild Carrot Daucus carrota
Grass Species (80%)
5.0 Common bent Agrostis tenuis
15.0 Crested Dog's Tail Cynosurus cristatus
30.0 Red Fescue Festuca rubra rubra
20.0 Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina
10.0 Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Poa pratensis
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.