Organic Meadow Seed Mix
Like all our "direct harvest" mixes, this is a diverse and highly floristic seed mix, with a high proportion of wildflowers to grasses - more than 50% wildflowers, as opposed to the 20% in generic mixes. This makes it an exciting mix and great value for money too.
It's very unusual insofar as it's organic - a rare thing in the wildflower seed world, for some reason. It's harvested from an organic farm outside Piddletrenthide in Dorset dating from at least the 14th century. The seed mix is suitable for a range of neutral soils - including heavier soils. The grassland from which it is taken is categorized as MG5a.
The picture shows it at a solar site we seeded in Hampshire a few years back, which has been a great success.
Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.
Typical Major Wildflower Species:
Greater knapweed Centaurea scabiosa
Eyebright Euphrasia nemerosa
Catsear Hypochoeris radicata
Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
Black Medic Medicago lupulina
Red Bartsia Odontites verna
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Self-heal Prunella vulgaris
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea
Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Crested dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Sheep's fescue Festuca ovina
Red Fescue Festuca rubra
Other species are present in smaller quantities.
Sowing Rate: 3g to 4g per square metre, 12kg to 16kg per acre.
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.