Somerset (South) Meadow Seed Mix
This is a gorgeous meadow seed mix harvested from a natural burial ground outside Crewkerne.
Like all of our "direct harvested" mixes, it has a high proportion of wildflowers to meadow grasses- in this case over 50% wildflowers. It also has a large number of speices - some of them very interesting. This one includes a good dose of Eyebright which - like Yellow Rattle - reduces the vigour of its surrounding grasses. It's also unsual in that it contains a lot of one of our prettiest meadow grasses - Crested dogstail.
This diversity of species and the high % of wildflowers makes it outstanding value for money.
The mix is characterised as MG5a, which is a type of grassland relatively common across the UK. Wherever you are in the country, it will work well so for you if you have neutral, medium fertility and heavier soil.
Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.
Major Wildflower Species (41%):
Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
Eyebright Euphrasia spp.
Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Black Medick Medicago lupulina
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Hoary Plantain Plantago media
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Sweet Vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
Meadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensis
Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Fescues Festuca spp.
Meadow grass Poa pratensis
Other species are present in smaller quantities.
Supplier: Heritage Seeds
Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities up to 10 kilos at the kilo rate, up to 100 kilos at the 10 kilo rate, and over 100 kilos at the 100 kilo rate.
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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. 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.