A mix of 17 native wildflower species and 4 species of grass. All the wildflower species in this mixture are fairly strong growing in comparison to other wildflowers, and therefore this mix is excellent on soils of high fertility where other wildflowers would not survive. This mix also represents a well balanced and inexpensive choice for any meadow project. With the correct management (principally the annual mowing and removal of cuttings) the fertility of the soil can be reduced to such a level that the introduction of other species; either by sowing or planting plug plants can be considered.
Sowing rate: 5 gms/sq metre or 20kg/acre
10% Flora Blend
Cornflower – Blue – Height 90cm
Corn Poppy – Red – Height 30-45cm
Corn Marigold – Yellow – Height 60cm
Corn Chamomile – Yellow & White Height 20-50cm
Oxeye Daisy – White – Height 60cm
Ladys Bedstraw – Yellow – Height 30cm
Knapweed – Purple – Height 50cm
Wild Carrot – White – Height 90cm
Red Campion – Pink/Red – Height 30cm
White Campion – White – Height 30-60cm
Sainfoin – Pink – Height 20-50cm
Phacelia – Purple – Height 20-100cm
Musk Mallow – Pink – Height 40-70cm
Vetch – Purple – Height 60-180cm
Yarrow – White – Height 30-100cm
Birdsfoot Trefoil – Yellow – Height 10-40cm
Salad Burnet – Red – Height 30-40cm
Self Heal – Purple – Height 20-30cm
Grasses – Slender Red Fescue, Chewings Fescue, Bent Grass and Strong Creeping Red Fescue
Key features of our General Purpose Wildflower Mix 90/10
- 80% Low maintenance grasses
- 20% Flora blend
- Economy mix
How to sow our General Purpose Wildflower Mix 90/10
- 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.