High Nutrient Soils Annuals & Perennials Wildflower Mix

High Nutrient Soils Annuals & Perennials Wildflower Mix

The High nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix is a native wildflower seed mix which can be used to create a meadow in soils with a moderate-high nutrient status.

*Please Note: The contents of our wildflower mixtures will vary according to seed and species availability.

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High Nutrient Soils Annuals & Perennials Wildflower Mix

The high nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix is suited to areas with a higher soil nutrient status than would normally be used for a wildflower meadow. The mix contains annual flowering meadow seeds such as corncockle and cornflower to act as a nursery crop for the perennial species and to ensure flowering in the first year after sowing. The mix also contains yellow rattle which will help to reduce the amount of vigorous grasses. The perennial wildflowers in the mix will continue to grow and flower year after year if managed correctly.

Product Summary

Type of Mix Main Flowering Period Sowing Rate Bag Weight Bag Coverage
100% wildflower June - September 2 g/m2 0.25 kg 125 m2
1 kg 500 m2

Mixture

Annual Wildflowers

Scientific Name Common Name 100% mix
Agrostemma githago Corncockle 10.0%
Anthemis arvensis Corn chamomile 4.5%
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower 6.0%
Glebionis segetum Corn marigold 4.5%
Papaver rhoeas Corn poppy 1.5%
Rhinanthus minor Yellow rattle 7.0%

Perennial Wildflowers

Scientific Name Common Name 100% mix
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 1.4%
Centaurea nigra Common knapweed 4.2%
Centaurea scabiosa Greater knapweed 2.8%
Daucus carota Wild carrot 2.8%
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove 2.8%
Galium verum Lady's bedstraw 4.2%
Hypericum perforatum Common St John's wort 1.4%
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye daisy 2.1%
Malva moschata Musk mallow 2.1%
Medicago lupulina Black medic 4.9%
Myosotis arvensis Field forget-me-not 2.8%
Poterium sanguisorba Salad burnet 5.6%
Primula veris Cowslip 0.7%
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal 3.5%
Ranunculous acris Meadow buttercup 4.2%
Rumex acetosa Common sorrel 3.5%
Salvia verbenaca Wild clary 3.5%
Silene dioica Red campion 4.2%
Silene latifolia White campion 3.5%
Silene noctiflora Night-flowering catchfly 3.5%
Tragopogon pratensis Goat's-beard 2.8%

Application Recommendations

Where to use:

The high nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix is suitable for sowing onto most moderate nutrient soil types which are well-drained.

Soil pH Soil Types Soil Fertility Topography Soil moisture
5.5 - 7.5 Any Any Upland
Lowland
Well drained

When to use:

In general, the best time for sowing perennial wildflower seeds is late summer/autumn (late August-October) when there is likely to be consistent moisture and warmth without extremes of cold or dry. Spring (late March-May) is usually considered the next best time to sow perennial wildflower seed, particularly if the ground is likely to be waterlogged over the winter.

Application Window
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

How to use:

Prepare the ground
New Seed Bed Overseeding
Remove unwanted vegetation

Cultivate the soil to a depth of 150 mm removing the stones and debris

Level, then firm the seedbed

Rake the surface to product a fine tilth
Cut the grass short as possible and remove the clippings

Remove excess thatch to allow the seed to reach the soil surface

If compacted, aerate the soil
Provide water
If there has been little rainfall irrigate gently and slowly to fully wet through the soil profile
Sow seed
Sow seeds evenly using the correct sowing rate for the seed mix

Because sowing rates for wildflower seed are low, it is usually helpful to mix the seed with a carrier material such as slightly damp sand

Press the seeds into the soil using a roller or the back of a rake to ensure good seed to soil contact
Provide water
Keep the soil surface moist but not wet until the seeds have germinated AND established

Irrigate slowly and gently to avoid disturbing the seeds

Management & aftercare

Many grasslands and meadows are traditionally managed by grazing but mowing and removing the clippings can be used to replicate the process of hay cutting and grazing. It is important to remove clippings to avoid nutrients being returned to the soil. Soils for wildflowers are usually low in nutrients to encourage species diversity.

Suggested mowing regime
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Leave uncut unless growth is vigorous Cut and collect clippings Allow to flower and seed Cut and collect clippings Leave uncut unless growth is vigorous

For further information regarding the High Nutrient Soils Annuals & Perennials Wildflower Mix or to discuss placing a bulk order, please contact our technical sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250.