Standard Pollen and Nectar Seed Mix
This pollen and nectar seed mix produces a selection of wildflower seeds to provide long-season support for bees, (solitary, bumblebees and honeybee), butterflies, moths and hoverflies - a wide range of pollinators. The mix of flowers will thrive in most soil types other than water-logged or very acidic. There are annuals, biennials and perennials to provide pollen and nectar for feeding insects from spring until late autumn with a variety of flower shapes to support different feeding requirements. Note that the biennials and perennials will only flower in the second year, and that this seed mix contains non-native Phacelia; like all our native wildflower seed, the other seeds in the mix has guaranteed UK provenance. There are no grasses in this mix, which are important for butterflies and moths; if you would like a mix for them look at our Butterfly and Moth mix. We sell a similar but less diverse mix of plug plants for butterflies and moths.
This mix can be added to existing grass in certain circumstances if carefully prepared - see our blog for details.
% Wildflowers (by weight)
2.5 Yarrow Achillea millefolium
5.0 Corncockle Agrostemma githago
5.0 Hedge Garlic Alliaria petiolata
10.0 Hedge Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris
2.5 Shepherd's Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris
5.0 Cornflower Centaurea cyanus (pictured)
5.0 Wild Carrot Daucus carota
5.0 Vipers Bugloss Echium vulgare
5.0 Red Deadnettle Lamium purpureum
5.0 Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa
15.0 Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia (non native!)
5.0 Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor
25.0 Red Clover Trifolium pratense
2.5 Moth Mullein Verbascum blattaria
2.5 Dark Mullein Verbascum nigrum
Sowing rate: 2g per square metre, 8 kg per acre, 20 kg per hectare. For sowing into existing grass, 1g per square metre.
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.