Wildflower Mixture Seeds | By Mr Fothergills

Code: PL9845
Wildflower Mixture Seeds | By Mr Fothergills

Wildlife Attracting Mixed Wildflower Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Create a haven for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial wildlife with our Wildlife Attracting Mixed Wildflower Seeds. This mixture of attractive wildflowers have been specifically selected to offer a great source of food and habitat to friendly critters. The seeds are 100% native British produced.

This seed mix contains a selection of the varieties listed below:

  • Bird's foot trefoil, common lotus corniculatus
  • Buttercup, meadow ranunculus acris
  • Campion, red silene dioica
  • Campion, white silene latifolia
  • Clary, wild salvia verbenaca
  • Clover, red (wild form) trifolium pratense
  • Daisy, oxeye leucanthemum vulgare
  • Dandelion taraxacum offcinale
  • Evening primrose, common or large flowered oenothera biennis/ oenothera erythrosepala
  • Foxglove digitalis purpurea
  • Knapweed, common centaurea nigra
  • Mallow, musk mulva moschata
  • Marjoram, wild origanum vulgare
  • Medick, black medicago lupulina
  • Melilot, yellow melilotus officinalis
  • Mullein, great verbascum thapsus
  • Mustard, garlic alliaria petiolata
  • Plantain, ribwort plantago lanceolata
  • Ragged Robin lychnis flos-cuculi
  • Scabious, Devil's bit succisa pratensis
  • Scabious, field knautia arvensis
  • Selfheal prunella vulgaris
  • Teasel dipsacus fullonum ssp. sylvestris
  • Viper's bugloss echium vulgare
  • Yarrow achillea millefolium

Please note: we cannot guarantee all varieties listed will be included in every pack.

CAUTION: Harmful if eaten.

Variety Information

Weight/th> 1g
Sow Indoors March - May
Sow Outdoors August - October
Location Partial Shade
Flowering Time May - September
Hardiness Hardy Annuals & Perennials

Features

Mixed Wildflowers
Attracts Wildlife
100% British
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
    Add +
  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
    Add +
  • Slug Barrier Circles
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Wildflowers are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: these species are hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for planting in pots.
  • Position: plant in partial shade for best results.
  • Soil Types: plant in finely prepared soil which has been watered.

Germination Requirements: temperature must be at least 10°C, avoid heavy frosts, must be enough moisture.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow in rows 05cm (1/4in) deep.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow in rows 0.5cm (1/4in) deep.

Soil Preparation: remove any stones from the soil, dig in some fertilizer and water.

Thinning: wait until seedlings have two sets of leaves then thin as necessary

Pest Control: use a pesticide spray to protect from pests.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly in dry weather.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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