Low Maintenance Wildflower and Grass Seed Mix
This mix of native wildflowers and grasses is designed to provide a long term habitat for overwintering insects, as well as looking attractive. It only needs cutting once a year, in the spring - so quite different to our meadow mixes. Part shade is ideal for this mix, but it will also thrive in full sun. We were thinking of road verges, golf courses and difficult corners when we put it together. Some lovely things here, not least a very high weighting of one of our favourite grasses, Crested dogstail.
20% British native wildflower seed, 80% certified grasses.
% Wildflowers (by weight)
1.5 Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris
0.125 Nettle leaved bellflower Campanula trachelium
1.0 Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
2.5 Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
1.0 Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo
3.5 Wood Avens Geum urbanum
1.0 Hypericum perforatum Perforate St Johns Wort
3.0 Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
2.25 Ribwot Plantain Plantago lanceolata
0.25 Cowslip Primula veris
2.5 Wild Parsnip Pastanica sativa
1.0 Red campion Silene dioica
0.25 Hedge woundwort Stachys sylvatica
0.125 Wood Sage Teucrium scorodonia
1.0 Meadow foxtail Alopecurus pratensis
35.0 Crested dogstail Cynosaurus cristatus
1.0 Tufted Hair-grass Deschampsia caespitosa
10.0 Festuca rubra ssp commutata Chewings fescue
33.0 Slender-creeping Red-fescue Festuca rubra ssp purinosa
Sowing rate: 4 g per square metre, 16 kg per acre, 40 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 : 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.