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100% General Purpose Wildflower Meadow Seed Mix

100% General Purpose Wildflower Meadow Seed Mix

Wildflower Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd

The flowers in the 100% General Purpose Wildflower meadow seed mix are yellow, purple and white with a hint of red - it's a wildflower mix reminiscent of the traditional English country meadow. The mix contains a range of seeds that are suitable for most open sunny sites. This mixture...
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The flowers in the 100% General Purpose Wildflower meadow seed mix are yellow, purple and white with a hint of red - it's a wildflower mix reminiscent of the traditional English country meadow. The mix contains a range of seeds that are suitable for most open sunny sites.

This mixture contains 100% wildflower seed, with NO GRASSES, and is ideal for those situations where you wish to sow on established grass. This mix is 100% native UK origin.

Contains over 15 varieties that are identified by the RHS as beneficial for the pollinators in your garden.

This mix is the one used by Monty Don on episode 21 of BBC Gardeners World when Monty showed how to sow a wildflower meadow in August 2019. It contains the priority species that Monty Don recommended: Cowslip, Birds Foot Trefoil, and Scabious. In addition to the must have meadow-maker, Yellow Rattle.

100% General Purpose Wildflower Seed Mix Information

When to Sow: Throughout the year (bar the depths of winter) but best results from August to October then March to April.
Soil / Site Conditions: Most, but sunny site.
How to Sow:

Sowing of Wildflower seeds can take place through most of the year (bar the depths of winter). But generally, the most successful time is August to October (following natures natural cycle) and then by March to April. Firstly mow the grass area very short. Using a rake or harrow, the grass then needs to be raked to remove the thatch (the layer of dead grass and moss that builds up on the soil surface). If necessary, then use a 3 pronged hoe to break up the soil surface. This ‘scarification’ is really important; the seed must be able to reach the soil surface. Aim for at least 50% bare soil, preferably more. Broadcast the seed at a rate of 2gm per sq metre (The seed can be mixed with sharp sand to ensure a more even spread). Walk over the seeded area ensuring that the total ground is walked upon. This is to ensure that the seeds are in contact with the soil, which is vital for germination.

Care:

Carefully water during dry weather, and keep on top of removing weeds until the meadow begins to establish. In the first year after germination high cut the sward in late Summer Following years should see the wildflower meadow cut in Mar/Apr to 7.5cm and the second cut in Aug/Oct.
Germination of wildflower seeds can be erratic and some species require vernalisation before germination in spring of the following year, e.g. a period of prolonged cold temperatures.

Sow Rate: 2 grams per square metre.
Pack Weight / Area:
10g
5m2
25g
12.5m2
50g
25m2
100g
50m2

When to Sow 100% General Purpose Wildflower Seed Mix

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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100% General Purpose Wildflower Seed Mix Contents

% Name Latin Height Colour Period
12.5% Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare 20-100 White May-Oct
10.0% Ladys Bedstraw Galium verum 20-30 Yellow Jun - Sep
10.0% Yarrow Achillea millefolium 20-45 White June-Oct
10.0% Wild Carrot Daucus carota 60 - 75 White Jun - Sep
10.0% Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata 30 - 40 Brown May-Sep
6.3% Red Campion Silene dioica 50 - 100 Purple May-Sep
5.0% Self Heal Prunella vulgaris 20 - 30 Purple June-Sep
5.0% Vipers Buglos Echium vulgare 60 - 80 Blue May - Sep
5.0% White Campion Silene alba 30-100 White May-Sep
5.0% Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor 30-45 Yellow May-Aug
5.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 5 - 15 Yellow Aug-Oct
3.8% Black Knapweed Centaurea nigra 30-80 Purple June-Sep
3.8% Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria 100-125 Cream Jun - Sep
2.5% Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris 30-100 Yellow May-Sep
1.3% St Johns Wort

Hypericum perforatum

30-90

Yellow

June-Sep

1.3% Musk Mallow

Malva moschata

20-80

Pink

July-Oct

1.3% Devils Bit or Field Scabious Succia pratensis 60 - 75 Blue Jul - Oct
1.3% Cowslip Primula veris 15 - 25 Yellow Apr - May
1.3% Ragged Robin

Lychnis flos-cuculi

30-80

Red

May-June

 

 

General Wildflower Seed Information & Advice

Follow the links below for more information on Wildflowers:

> Wildflower Seed Sowing Advice
> Benefits of Growing Wildflowers

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