Pond Edge Seed Mix
This pond edge mix will produce a selection of ecologically appropriate native wildflowers for pond margins and river banks. This is the seed mix we used for our wildlife pond, together with our lovely collection of large plug plants. We also offer less diverse collections of pond edge plants, without the grasses.
This mix has a relatively high proportion of wildflowers - 30% - to grasses, which is reflected in the price. The wildflower seed has guaranteed UK origin and provenance and the grasses are certified.
If you're interested in smaller quantities you can find them here at our sister website. This mix is appropriate for smaller ponds.
30% native wildflower seed and 70% slow growing native grasses.
% Wildflowers (by weight)
1.0 Yarrow Achillea millefolium
1.0 Water-Plantain Alisma plantago-aquatica
1.0 Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris
1.0 Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
1.0 Teasel Dipsacus fullonum
1.0 Common Spike-rush Eleocharis palustris
1.0 Hemp Agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum
2.0 Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
2.0 Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo
2.0 Lady's Bedstraw Gallium verum
1.0 Water Avens Geum rivale
2.0 Yellow Flag-iris Iris pseudacorus
1.0 Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
1.0 Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi
1.0 Gipsywort Lycopus europaeus
1.0 Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria
1.0 Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
1.0 Cowslip Primula veris
1.0 Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
3.0 Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
1.0 Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
1.0 Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa
1.0 Red Campion Silene dioica
1.0 Betony Stachys officinalis
10.0 Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
25.0 Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
25.0 Slender-creeping Red-fescue Festuca rubra
10.0 Meadow Fescue Schedonorus pratensis - (Festuca pratensis)
Sowing Rate: 3g per square metre, 12kg per acre.
Supplier : All Things Rural
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.