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
When to sow your wildflower seeds? Sow March to late April or the end of August to mid October.
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 20g 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 meters.
- Origin: Outside Crewkerne, Somerset/Dorset border
- Soil type: Neutral
- Seeding rate: 3g per square meter, so 20g will cover just over 6.5 square meters
- 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
Sweet Vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Meadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensis
Meadow grass Poa prantensis
Yellow Oat Grass Trisetum flavesens