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Dorset meadow mix and Common Blue

Dorset Wildflower Meadow Seed Mix

Origin: Dorset

Soil type: Neutral

Seeding rate: 3g per square metre

Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 20:80

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.

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

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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.