Butterfly and Moth Wildflower Seed Mix
The seed mix comprises 100% native British wildflowers, sustainably harvested in the UK. It's been designed it to benefit not just a variety of moths and butterflies, but other pollinators like bees too. The wildflowers here are all recommended by Butterfly Conservation.
There are a lot of different types of flowers here, partly to make sure the mix will work in a wide range of conditions and partly to ensure a long flowering sequence.
You'll see a few flowers in year one but it's in year two that it comes into its own.
It has no grasses at all and only needs sowing at 2g per square meter.
- Origin: UK
- Only includes species native to the UK or archaeophytes
- Soil type: Most soils
- From specialist small scale harvesters
- Seeding rate: 2g per square meter, so 10g will cover 5 square meters and 20g 10.
- Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 100:0
- If you need bigger quantities, please contact us.
How to create your patch of meadow
There are instructions on the back of the packet but here's a video with guidance on preparation, sowing and maintenance from the experts at Habitat Aid.
When to sow your wildflower seeds? Sow March to late April or the end of August to mid-October.
Anthyllis vulneraria Kidney vetch
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower
Lotus corniculatus Bird's-foot trefoil
Echium vulgare Viper's Bugloss
Cardamine pratensis Cuckooflower
Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed (in photo)
Knautia arvensis Field Scabious
Origanum vulgare Wild Marjoram
Primula veris Cowslip
Silene dioica Red Campion
Trifolium pratense Wild Red Clover
Vicia cracca Tufted Vetch
Vicia sepium Bush Vetch