Mix of annual and perennial, agricultural and native wildflowers for most types of soils. Ideal for difficult areas which might have had a weed problem or higher fertility. The agricultural seeds in this mix will help to crowd out weeds for a few years, and will gradually die away giving the wildflowers room to persist. having said this, you need to remove perennial weeds such as dock, couch grass, spear thistle etc. Sow into well scarified lawns or weed-free soil. If sowing into bare soil we advise you sow at a ratio of 50:50 with ‘Meadow & Wild GRASS SEED’). This seed has an organically produced content of 80% plus and the remaining wild seed is guaranteed untreated.
Sowing rate 3g/m2; 12Kg/acre. Sow ideally in Autumn, or early Spring, when there is more chance of rain to aid germination.
We advise you do not cut this crop until September, allowing most of the wildflowers to set seed. The agricultural seed will only persist for a few years (and in the early years will suppress weeds), after they begin to fade it would be advisable to over-sow after cutting, with either the same mix or move to a more wildflower rich mix with grass (see our 100% wildflower Nectar & Pollen mix).
Mixed by Bee Happy Plants & Seeds: NB. As the season progresses we sometimes run out of some seed, and if there is none available from other sources, we may need to adjust the mix, though we aim to keep the mix consistently as below, and always 80% organic.
Native Wildflowers in the mix:
Common Knapweed, Centaurea nigra
Greater Knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa
Wild carrot, Daucus carota
Viper’s Buglos, Echium vulgare
Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
Oxe-eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus
Musk Mallow, Malva moschata
Wild Oregano Origanum vulgare
Selfheal, Prunella vulgaris
Devil’s-bit Scabious Succisa pratensis
Dark Mullein Verbascum nigrum
Agricultural varieties in the mix, 80% ORGANIC, (will not persist beyond a few years):
Borage, Borago officinalis
Chicory, Cichorium intybus
Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum
Sunflowers, Helianthus annuus
Sweet Clover, Melilotus officinalis
Sainfoin, Onobrychis viciifolia
Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia
Red Clover, Trifolium pratense
White Clover, Trifolium repens