80% Low Maintenance Grasses
20% Flora Blend
Hedge Garlic – White/Cream – Height 50-125cm
Red Clover – Red – Height 80cm
White Clover – White – Height 10-30cm
Birdsfoot Trefoil – Yellow – Height 10-40cm
Common Sorrell – Red – Height 30-80cm
Musk Mallow – Pink – Height 40-70cm
Common Mallow – Pink/Purple – Height 30-90cm
Vipers Bugloss – Blue – Height 80cm
Devils Bit Scabious – Purple/Blue – Height 30-60cm
Cowslip – Yellow – Height 25cm
Kidney Vetch – Yellow – Height 15-40cm
Grasses – Crested Dogstail, Slender Red Fescue, Bent Grass, Sheeps Fescue, Sweet Vernal and Yellow Oatgrass
Key features of our Butterfly Wildflower Mix
- 80% Low maintenance grasses
- 20% Flora blend
- Economy mix
How to sow our Butterfly Wildflower Mix
- Small areas – Remove any weeds by hand or by using a black plastic membrane for at least 3 months prior to sowing.
- Larger areas – If large numbers of perennial weeds, such as dandelions, nettles and docks are present then a non-chemical control method may not work. If this is the case then spray off existing vegetation (unless it is already species-rich) using non-residual systemic glyphosate-containing weedkiller.
- Dig and turn the soil and compact and rake as you would for seeding a new lawn.
- It is advised not to use a fertiliser as this could over encourage grasses that over power the wildflowers.
- Wait 4 to 6 weeks for the ground to settle and for any weeds to show. Remove these before sowing.
- Now you are ready to sow your General Purpose Wildflower Mix. As a guide seeds should be sown at 5g per square metre. You may need to mix the seed with silver sand to make distribution easier.
- Ensure you rake in lightly and soak to ground thoroughly with water then leave to grow.
- Use some netting if pests such as birds become a problem.
Our General Purpose Wildflower Mix is best sown from March and April or in September, depending on soil conditions. Lighter soils can be sown in Autumn.