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Cornfield Meadow Wildflowers, Special Mixture

Twelve Species Special Meadow Mixture
Wildflowers of Britain and Ireland

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Cornfield Meadow Wildflowers, Special Mixture

Twelve Species Special Meadow Mixture
Wildflowers of Britain and Ireland

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This special mix contains a range of twenty annuals or fast growing perennials including some which are now rare or declining in the wild. This summer-flowering mixture is ideal for providing a splash of colour to create a wildlife garden or meadow, or can be used as an excellent 'natural' edge to gravel paths and drives.

These easy to grow, low maintenance wildflowers will flower approximately three months after a spring sowing, they will provide a bright array of colour during the first year and then die away to reseed themselves the following years. No two cornfield annual sowings result in the same balance of flowers, with different soils and sowing dates having a great influence on the outcome.

Some of the species are species are rich in nectar; they will provide colour and will attract butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects to create an excellent habitat for wildlife.

This Cornfield mix is 100% pure flower seed which is produced in Britain. It does not contain grasses.



The twenty species included in this mixture are:

  • Bedstraw - Galium verum Foxglove,

  • Black Medick- Medicago lupulina ,

  • Burnet, Salad- Sanguisorba minor ,

  • Buttercup, Meadow- Ranunculus acris,

  • Campion, Red- Silene dioica,

  • Campion, White- Silene alba,

  • Carrot, Wild - Daucus carota,

  • Catchfly, Night-Flowering- Silene noctiflora,

  • Clary, Wild - Salvia verbenaca ,

  • Cowslip - Primula veris ,

  • Daisy, Ox-eye – Leucanthemum Vulgare,


  • Digitalis purpurea,

  • Goat's-beard - Tragopogon pratensis,

  • Knapweed, Common - Centaurea nigra,

  • Knapweed, Greater - Centaurea scabiosa,

  • Musk Mallow - Malva moschata,

  • Self-heal - Prunella vulgaris,

  • Sorrel, Common - Rumex acetosa,

  • St John's-wort - Hypericum perforatum,

  • Clary, Wild – Salvia,

  • Yellow Rattle - Rhinanthus minor,

  • Forget-me-not - Field Myosotis arvensis,


Detailed cultivation and establishment information accompanies each pack of seeds, but below are some brief notes for guidance:


Sowing:
Sow autumn or early spring
Sow direct into a weed free soil that is low in fertility.
Rake well to make a seed bed and sprinkle the seed mixed with a little dry sand.
Lightly rake and firm the soil with your feet and water thoroughly.
When sowing seeds


Cultivation:
Do not use fertiliser since wildflowers prefer poor soils.
They can be maintained by self seeding and may require some weeding or thinning to keep in balance.


Aftercare:
In autumn, after seed has been shed, cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems
Rake well, firm and water thoroughly, this will ensure flowering next year.


Plant Uses:
Cottage Garden, Edging, Wild Garden, Low Maintenance Garden, Wildlife, Woodland Garden


Please Note:
Even though these seeds are wild flowers, they should not be scattered in the wild without the authorisation of your local Nature Conservation Trust.


Coverage:
Cornfield wildflower mix can be sown at a rate of between 3 to 5 grams per square metre.


Other Species:
There are no hard and fast rules of what to grow in a wildflower garden. You may decide that you wish to add a few other species. This can be achieved either by sowing direct, adding to the meadow mixture before broadcasting, or to sow separately creating natural drifts of colour.
Some can also be grown indoors to create plug plants which can be added into the meadow once established.
Some species can be sown by either method and appear on both lists.


Direct Sowing:
The following species can be sown straight into the ground. It is advisable to create bare areas around the spot where the plug is to be introduced to reduce initial competition. Plant 4 to 5 plugs per square metre.
Corncockle, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Field Poppy, Cuckooflower, Red & White campion, Meadow Buttercup, Ragged Robin, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Meadowsweet, Musk Mallow, Betony, Hesperis matronalis, Ox Eye Daisy, Yarrow, Selfheal, Yellow Rattle, Red Clover


Sowing indoors:
The following species can be sown indoors to create plug plants.
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Cranesbill, Cowslip, Harebell, Globeflower, Cuckooflower, Meadowsweet, Musk Mallow, Betony, Ox Eye Daisy, Primrose, Field Scabious, Lady’s Bedstraw, Foxglove, Lesser knapweed, Hesperis matronalis, Purple Loosestrife, Yarrow, Selfheal


Please see the individual species for full information about each plant. They are all listed in the Wildflower category



Additional Information

Additional Information

Seed Form Natural
Seeds per gram Approx 1,000 Seeds per gram
Common Name Twelve Species Special Meadow Mixture
Wildflowers of Britain and Ireland
Hardiness Hardy Annual
Flowers June to August
Natural Flower Time Blue, violet, yellow white and red
Height The various species are around 15-60cm (6-24in) in height.
Position Full sun
Soil Poor, well-drained soil
Coverage Can be sown at a rate of between 3 to 5 grams per square metre
1gm for each 4 square metres.
1,000gm or 1kg for each 4,046m or 1 acre

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