Chalk and Limestone Meadow Seed Mix
A specially selected meadow seed mix of British grasses and wildflowers for calcareous - chalk and limestone - soils. Some of our most beautiful wildflowers thrive in these types of impoverished thin soils. Lower fertility really suits wildflowers, as grasses and vigorous thugs like dock and nettle won't out-compete them. We also sell a less diverse mix of plug plants for chalk and limestone soils without the grasses.
Like all our native wildflower seed, the seed in this mix has guaranteed UK provenance and origin. The meadow grasses are certified.
Smaller packet sizes of similar seed mixes for calcareous soils are available here at our sister website.
20% native wildflower seed and 80% certified meadow grasses.
20% Wildflowers (by weight)
1.0 Yarrow Achillea millefolium
1.0 Kidney Vetch Anthyllis vulneraria
1.0 Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
1.0 Greater Knapweed Centaurea scabiosa
1.0 Wild Carrot Daucus carota
1.0 Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare
1.0 Ladies Bedstraw Galium verum
1.0 Doves-foot Cranesbill Geranium molle
1.0 Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
0.5 Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
1.0 Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
1.0 Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
0.5 Wild Majoram Origanum vulgare
1.0 Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
1.0 Hoary Plantain Plantago media
0.5 Cowslip Primula veris
1.0 Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
1.0 Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
1.0 Wild Mignonette Reseda lutea
1.0 Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor
0.5 White Campion Silene latifolia
1.0 Yellow Oatgrass Trisetum flavescens
10.0 Yellow Oat-grass Trisetum flavescens
10.0 Smaller Cat's-tail Phleum bertolonii
20.0 Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina
20.0 Red Fescue Festuca rubra
20.0 Crested dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Sowing rate: 4 g per square metre, 40 kg per hectare, 16 kg per acre.
Supplier: All Things Rural
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.