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Dartmoor Meadow Seed Mix

Dartmoor Meadow Seed Mix

Origin: North Bovey, Devon

Soil type: acid/neutral

Seeding rate: 4g per square metre

Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 50:50

Species mix: Please see below

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Please visit our sister site British Wildflower Meadow Seeds if you want less seed than advertised here or if your intended purchases come to under our £100 basket minimum.

Dartmoor Meadow Seed Mix

This lovely species rich dry grassland mix from Dartmoor is harvested from an organically managed working farm outside North Bovey. The donor meadow is at nearly 300m, and grazed by beef cattle in autumn. It has a particularly lovely representation of grasses and a large slug of Yellow Rattle.

While there are a number of different orchid species in this mix, please don't necessarily expect to see them, at least any time soon!  

Typical major wildflower species. Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.

50% Wildflowers:

Yarrow Achillea millefolium 

Common knapweed Centaurea nigra 

Eyebright Euphrasia nemerosa 

Catsear Hypochoeris radicata

Meadow vetchling Lathyrus pratensis

Greater Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus pendunculatus

Black Medick Medicago lupilina

Red Bartsia Odontitis vernus 

Self-heal Prunella vulgaris

Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor

Sorrel Rumex acetosa

Betony Stachys officianalis

Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense

50% Grasses:

Common bent Agrostis capillaris 

Sweet vernal grass Anthoxantum odoratum

Crested dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus

Fescues  Festuca ovina / rubra 

Smooth meadow-grass Poa pratensis

 

Other species are present in smaller quantities.

Supplier: Heritage Seeds

Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.

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.