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Wild Flower Butterfly & Bee Seed Mix

Wild Flower Butterfly & Bee Seed Mix


Wild Flower Butterfly & Bee Seed Mix Native Flowering Easy Maintenance Garden

  • Butterfly & Bee Seed Mix

    Spend this summer relaxing and enjoying your Wild flower Butterfly & Bee Seed Mix.
    A fabulous, scented and colourful blend of perennial wild flowers and grasses that doesn't need mowing every week.
    Spend warm afternoons listening to busy bees, hover flies and colourful butterflies going about their business while you chill out.
    Hopefully the sound of your neighbours wrestling with lawn mowers and strimmers wont drown out the bliss.
    Preparation is easy. Poor soil is preferred. Lightly rake over the plot and scatter the seeds. Protect from the birds and keep wet during dry spells. Sow April/May or August/September for best results.
    Cut once a year in October. Allow the cut material to lie for a day or two to allow seeds to drop. Then remove all cut material from the site. This prevents too many nutrients returning to the soil.
    Wilderness Tamed recommend using a scythe. We run courses and SABI the Scythe Association of Britain & Ireland can get you in touch with your local instructor and supplier.
    Pro Tip
    Plant native bulbs in Autumn before sowing the seeds. This will give an early spring display and extend the season. Our native mix of Autumn bulbs will be available closer to September.
    List of Species

    24 Wildflower species

    Achillea millefolium. Yarrow

    Agrinmonia eupatorium. Agrimony

    Anthillis vulneraria. Kidney Vetch

    Betonica officinalis. Betony

    Centaurea nigra. Common Knapweed

    Centaurea scabiosa. Greater Knapweed

    Daucus carota. Wild Carrot

    Gallium album. Hedge Bedstraw

    Geranium pratense. Meadow Crane's-bill

    Knautia arvensis. Field Scabious

    Leucanthemum vulgare. Oxeye Daisy

    Lotus corniculatus. Birdsfoot Trefoil

    Medicago lupulina. Black Medic

    Origanum vulgare. Wild Margoram

    Pastinaca sativa. Wild Parsnip

    Poterium sanguisorba. Salad Burnet

    Primula veris. Cowslip

    Prunella vulgaris. Selfheal

    Ranunculus acris. Meadow Buttercup

    Rumex acetosa. Common Sorrel

    Silaum silaus. Pepper Saxifrage

    Silene vulgaris. Bladder Campion

    Torilis japonica. Upright Hedge-Parsley

    Vicia cracca. Tufted Vetch

    5 Grass species.

    Agrostis capillaris. Common Bent

    Cynosurus cristatus. Crested Dogstail

    Festuca rubra. Red Fescue

    Phleum bertolonii. Smaller Cat's-Tail

    Poa pratense. Smooth Stalked Meadow-Grass

    Sowing rates and coverage. Working on an average 4 grams per square meter.
    10gm covers 2.5 square meter
    20gm covers 5 square meters
    50gm covers 12.5 square meters
    100gm covers 25 square meters
    200gm covers 50 square meters
    It's basic maths really.
  • Benefits

    • Great for Insects & Bees
    • Excellent Perennial for beds and borders
    • Lovely as a cut flowers.
    • Grow up to 60cm High.
    • Repeat flowering throughout the summer.
    • Wonderful as a mixed Native Meadow 
    • Natural Seedling Variation In Colour
  • Sowing Instructions

    You can sow these wild flower seeds as soon as you get them directly into the ground where you want them to grow. Do not add compost or fertiliser to the ground as, like most native meadow plants, they do not require a nutrient rich soil. Rake lightly in to cover the seed and water regularly during dry weather to help establish the young plants. If sown between July and October you should expect flowering the following year.

    Keep well watered in dry periods after sowing to help establish the seedlings. 

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