Long-term, native (to the British Isles) wildflower mix for serious nectar and pollen production, for a range of soils from mildly acid to mildly alkaline, loams from heavy to light. Over time, some of these species will thrive while others may not, thereby a balance of wildflowers will naturally evolve, supporting their pollinators. Sow into bare, weed-free soil, of low fertility or well scarified lawns. All seed 100% wildflowers, native and untreated, or organic.
Sowing rate for sowing into well scarified lawn: 1g/m2.
Sowing into bare soil must be with a grass mix (see ‘Meadow and Wild grass mix’) at a ratio of 20% wildflowers : 80% grasses. Sowing rate of wildflower with grass mix: 4g/m2.
Mixed by Bee Happy Plants & Seeds NB, we have taken the arable weeds Papaver rhoeas and Echium vulgare out of this mix to satisfy purist wildflower meadow growers. But would like it noted that these are both either annual or biennial, and will disappear after their initial flowering and their seeds will just lie dormant until the soil is disturbed. Their seeds have most likely lain dormant in ancient wildflower meadows in exactly this way because they preceded even the old farming practices which enabled the establishment of wildflower meadows.
100% Wildflowers native to the British Isles
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium
Marshmallow, Althaea officinalis
Betony, Betonica officinalis
Clustered Bellflower, Campanula glomerata
Common Knapweed, Centaurea nigra
Greater Knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa
Wild carrot, Daucus carota
Lady’s-bedstraw, Galium verum
Meadow crane’s-bill, Geranium pratense
Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis
Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
Oxe-eye Daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare
Musk Mallow, Malva moschata
Wild Oregano, Origanum vulgare
Ribwort Plantain, Plantago lanceolata
Cowslip, Primula veris
Selfheal, Prunella vulgaris
Meadow Sage, Salvia pratensis
Devil’s-bit Scabious, Succisa pratensis
Common vetch, Vicia sativa ssp. Segetalis