Flowering Lawn Seed Mix
This flowering lawn seed mix will produce low maintenance wildflower grassland which can be managed as a lawn from October to March but cut less intensively during spring and summer, when successive flushes of wildflowers will bloom. Flowering lawns are ideal for country parks, in domestic orchards and as a transition from formal garden to outlying area. "Flowery meads" were an important component of medieval gardens, and provide a fantastic colourful, low maintenance and wildlife friendly alternative to the "traditional" lawn. Cut curving paths through them to create a lovely effect. Like all our native wildflower seed, this element has guaranteed UK provenance. The grasses are certified meadow species, so nothing which will overwhelm the wildflowers. We also offer a similar wildflower mix without the grasses as plug plants.
20% native British wildflowers and 80% mixed slow-growing grasses
% Wildflowers (by weight)
2.0 Yarrow Achillea millefolium
0.5 Daisy Bellis perennis
3.0 Ladies Bedstraw Galium verum
2.0 Cats-ear Hypochaeris radicata
1.0 Smooth Hawkbit Leontodon autumnale
1.0 Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
2.0 Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
2.0 Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
0.5 Cowslip Primula veris
3.0 Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
2.0 Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus
1.0 Dandelion Taraxacum officinale
10.0 Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
10.0 Highland Bent Agrostis castellana
40.0 Chewings Fescue Festuca rubra commutata
10.0 Native Fescues
10.0 Crested dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Sowing rate: 5 g per square metre, 20 kg per acre, 50 kg per hectare.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities from 2 kg to 10 kg at the 2 kg rate and over 10 kg at the 10 kg rate.
Supplier : All Things Rural
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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.