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.
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.
|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|
|Scientific Name||Common Name||100% mix|
|Anthemis arvensis||Corn chamomile||4.5%|
|Glebionis segetum||Corn marigold||4.5%|
|Papaver rhoeas||Corn poppy||1.5%|
|Rhinanthus minor||Yellow rattle||7.0%|
|Scientific Name||Common Name||100% mix|
|Centaurea nigra||Common knapweed||4.2%|
|Centaurea scabiosa||Greater knapweed||2.8%|
|Daucus carota||Wild carrot||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%|
|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%|
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
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.
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
|If there has been little rainfall irrigate gently and slowly to fully wet through the soil profile|
|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
|Keep the soil surface moist but not wet until the seeds have germinated AND established
Irrigate slowly and gently to avoid disturbing the seeds
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|
|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.