Park Meadow Grass Seed Mix
The Park Meadow grass and agricultural herb seed mix is direct-harvested from the wild grasses growing in an ancient, certified-organic hay meadow in the Thames Valley. It contains 92% wild grasses and 8% wildflower seeds, including important species for butterfly and moth larva. The soil of the meadow is a sandy clay loam with some chalk (pH 7.5) at the foot of the Chilterns. The seed mix is suitable for sowing on all except strongly acid soil types.
% Wildflowers (by weight)
1.8 Mouse-ear Chickweed Cerastium fontanum
0.2 Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
1.4 Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
2.0 Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
1.6 Wild Red-clover Trifolium pratense
0.2 Hairy Tare Vicia hirsuta
0.8 Minor other species
% Wild Grasses
2.0 Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
1.0 False Oatgrass Arrhenatherum elatius
18.0 Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
2.0 Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
40.0 Red Fescue Festuca rubra
1.0 Meadow Barley Hordeum secalinum
22.0 Perennial Ryegrass Lolium perenne
1.0 Smooth Meadowgrass Poa pratensis
5.0 Other grasses
Sowing rate: 4 grams per square metre, 16kg / acre, 40kg / hectare.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities from 2 kg to 10 kg at the 2 kg rate and over 10 kg at the 10 kg rate.
Supplier : Herbiseed
We donate half of our profit on sales of this grass seed mix 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.