Scottish Highlands Meadow Seed Mix
Suitable for upland meadows, this seed mix of grasses and wildflowers recreates a grassland type found on well drained Scottish Highland sites with acidic soils. It is similar to the calcifugous British Plant Communities U2 and U4.
Seed origin: Fife, Berwickshire, Inverness-shire, Perthshire, Angus, Orkney.
If you wanted a smaller quantity than the 1kg minimum of this mix you can buy it here at our sister website.
% wildflowers by weight
2.5 Achillea millefolium Yarrow
0.1 Alchemilla alpina Alpine Lady's Mantle
2.1 Calluna vulgaris Heather
1.8 Erica cinerea Bell heather (pictured)
0.1 Galium saxatile Heath Bedstraw
0.2 Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw
0.1 Lotus corniculatus Bird's-foot Trefoil
3.0 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
0.1 Potentilla erecta Tormentil
2.7 Prunella vulgaris Selfheal
2.7 Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
1.0 Rumex acetosella Sheep's Sorrel
2.1 Succisa pratensis Devilsbit Scabious
1.1 Trifolium repens White Clover
Veronica chamaedrys Gemrander speedwell
0.2 Veronica officinalis Common Speedwell
0.2 Viola riviniana Common Dog Violet
2.0 Agrostis capillaris Common Bent
6.7 Agrostis vinealis Brown Bent
5.0 Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal Grass
5.0 Cynosaurus cristatus Crested Dogs Tail
8.0 Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hair Grass
26.5 Festuca ovina Sheeps Fescue
26.5 Festuca rubra Red fescue
0.1 Luzula multiflora Heath Wood Rush
0.1 Molinia caerulaea Purple Moor Grass
0.1 Nardus stricta Mat grass
Sowing Rate: 3g per square metre, or 12kg per acre.
Supplier : Scotia 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. 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.