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Somerset (South) Meadow Mix

Somerset (South) Meadow Mix Wildflower Seeds


There's nothing quite like a traditional wildflower meadow in bloom. Not only breathtakingly beautiful, they are a biodiverse habitat for thousands of species from bees, butterflies and moths to beetles, crickets and skylarks.

Sadly nearly all the wildflower meadows have been destroyed over the last 70 years.

These British wildflower seeds give us the chance to do our bit and create an area of wildflowers to help our beleaguered insects.

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.

This 50g of Somerset meadow mix comes from a beautiful natural burial ground outside Crewkerne and characterised as MG5a, suitable for neutral soils. It will be enough seed for about 16 square metres.

  • Origin: Outside Crewkerne, Somerset/Dorset border
  • Soil type: Neutral
  • Seeding rate: 3g per square metre
  • Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 53:47
  • Only UK native species or archaeophytes.

Major Wildflower Species in this mix (species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold):

Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra

Black Medick Medicago lupulina 

Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata 

Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris 

Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor 

Spotted Medick Medicago arabica

Stitchwort Stellaria holostea

Hoary Plantain Plantago media 

Selfheal Prunella vulgaris

Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Grasses

Sweet Vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum 

Common Bent Agrostis capillaris  

Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus 

Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata

Fescues

Meadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensis

Meadow grass Poa prantensis

Yellow Oat Grass Trisetum flavesens