Please visit our sister site British Wildflower Meadow Seeds if you want less seed than advertised here or if your intended purchases come to under our £100 basket minimum.
Somerset (South) Meadow Seed Mix
This is a gorgeous meadow seed mix harvested from a farm outside Langport. We've used this mix on several projects and can give it our personal recommendation!
Like all of our "direct harvested" mixes, it has a high proportion of wildflowers to meadow grasses- in this case over 60% wildflowers. It also has a large number of species - some of them very interesting. The high % of wildflowers makes it outstanding value for money, and the diversity of grass species is also unusual.
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 for you if you have neutral, medium fertility and heavier soil.
We sell this mix in smaller quantities through our sister website.
Allium vineale Wild Chive 2.66
Betonica officianalis Betony 1.90
Carex Flacca Glaucus sedge 1.52
Trifolium pratense Red clover 6.84
Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed 1.90
Centaurea scabiosa Greater knapweed 0.38
Hypericum tetrapterum SS St John's Wort 1.14
Lathyrus Hirsuta Hairy Tare 0.38
Lathyrus nissolia Grass Vetchling 0.38
Leontodon hispidus Hawkbit 0.76
Leucanthemum vulgare Ox Eye Daisy 1.14
Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot Trefoil 2.28
Medicage lupulina Black medic 6.84
Medicago arabica Spotted medic 5.32
Oenathe pimpinelliodes Corky-fruited water dropwort 3.42
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort plantain 4.56
Plantago media Hoary plantain 6.84
Primula veris Cowslip 0.38
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal 3.42
Ranunculus acris Meadow buttercup 4.56
Rhinanthus minor Yellow Rattle1.14
Stellaria holostea Stitchwort 1.90
Agrostis capillaris Common bent 3.42
Aloperceris pratensis Meadow foxtail 1.14
Anthoxanthum odoratum SVG 10.65
Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dog’s Tail 9.51
Dactylis glomerata Cocksfoot 4.94
Festuca sp Fescue sp 3.80
Hordeum secalinum Meadow Barley 1.14
Poa pratensis Meadowgrass 3.80
Tricetum flavesens Yellow Oat Grass 1.90
Other species are present in smaller quantities.
Supplier: Heritage Seeds
Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
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.