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West Dorset meadow
West Dorset meadow

Dorset (West) Meadow Seed mix - Neutral soils

Origin: Chedington, Dorset/Somerset

Soil type: Neutral / acidic

Seeding rate: 3 to 4g per square metre

Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 70:30

Species mix: Please see below

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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

Grasses:

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.