Salisbury Plain Meadow Seed Mix
If the soil on your site is light and alkaline - chalky, for example - this is the perfect mix for you. Botanists love Salisbury Plain, which is the biggest area of unimproved grassland in the UK, courtesy of the army. Our harvester has special dispensation to work on the plain in the MoD's training area, and we're very lucky to be able to offer this mix.
As all our "direct harvest" mixes, this has a very high % of wildflowers to grasses - over 60% - and a wde selection of species. Not only lovely, but great value for money. Categorized as CG2-3.
Species making up over 4% of the seed mix are shown in bold.
Typical Major Wildflower Species:
Common knapweed Centaurea nigra
Wild Carrot Daucus carota
Eyebright Euphrasia nemerosa
Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum
Catsear Hypochoeris radicata
Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Black Medic Medicago lupulina
Red Bartsia Odontites verna
Tall Broomrape Orobanche elatior
Hairy Plantain Plantago media
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
Stitchwort Stellaria sp.
Wild red Clover Trifolium pratense
Bent Agrostis sp.
Upright Brome Bromus erectus
Soft Brome Bromus mollis
Crested dog's-tail Cynosaurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina
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 - for smaller quantities please visit our sister website. Quantities from 2 kg to 10 kg at the 2 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.