Dorset (West) Meadow Seed Mix
This is a beautiful seed mix harvested from a farm on the West Dorset / Somerset border. It was sown over 20 years ago with seed from an ancient meadow next door, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The donor meadow is on greensand, but the plant mix here would be suitable for a range of neutral to slightly acidic soils.
The seed mix is one of the most diverse we sell, including some relatively rare species like Saw-wort. It's not only diverse, but it has a very high % of wildflowers to grasses.
One of the photos here shows some orchids; there is orchid seed in the seed mix, but we don't like to list it as the chances of it germinating are small.
You can expect to receive your seed within five working days of placing an order.
Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.
Typical Major Wildflower Species (i.e. over 1%):
Betony Betonica officinalis
Common knapweed Centaurea nigra
Catsear Hypochoeris radicata
Fairy flax Linum catharticum
Perennial flax Linum perenne
Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Spotted Medick Medicago arabica
Burnet-saxifrage Pimpinella saxifraga
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Hoary plantain Plantago media
Cowslip Primula veris
Self-heal Prunella vulgaris
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
Pepper-saxifrage Silam silaus
Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Tufted vetch Viccia cracca
Meadow foxtail Alopercus pratensis
Crested dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Sheep's fescue Festuca ovina
Smooth meadow-grass Poa pratensis
Soft rush Juncus effusus
Other species are present in smaller quantities.
Supplier : Heritage Seeds
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.