Our Native Wild Flower Mix will brighten up any garden or unused area. It has a balanced mixture of attractive, brightly coloured and vigorous annuals all native to the UK. It contains 100% annual wild flowers which used to be commonly seen in cornfields, but were regarded as weeds. It contains common poppy, corn chamomile, corn marigold, corn cockle, cornflower and scentless mayweed.
Seed rate 1-5 grams per square meter
Annual or Perennial Annual, should self-seed
Benefits This colourful combination of wild flowers is visually appealing and attractive to wildlife
Plant height up to 50 centimetres (20 inches)
Drill of broadcast either, but usually broadcast
Time of sowing April/May or August/September
Row width Seed usually broadcast
Depth of sowing Very shallow – the seed only requires a light covering of soil. After broadcasting, lightly harrow seed in and roll to conserve moisture
Soil type Suitable for a wide range of soils types.
Seedbed Fine and firm, preserve moisture wherever possible.
Comments Sow in either early spring or early autumn, and do not cut. When flowering has finished at the end of summer, ensure that all seed is shaken from the mature plants as you pull them up. Most species will germinate and establish within a few weeks, although some may not appear until the following summer. Some thinning out or mowing may be necessary.
Shake bag well before using to mix up the seed mixture for an even variety.