Economy seed mix for chalk soils with wild orchids

This is a more economic but still species rich seed mix with wild orchids for creating larger areas on chalk and limestone soils

This mix contains the unique sought after wild flower species that my mixes are known for,
28 species in all, including Fragrant Orchid and Common Spotted Orchid, look through the list below to see the full range of beautiful chalk and limestone loving wild flowers I have included. This mix will provide you with a very long flowering season from April to mid-September or beyond. It contains a ratio of 20% wild flowers to grasses. It should be seeded at a rate of 3g per m2.

This mix contains only perennial wild flowers which will survive and spread year after year by their root-stock and vegetative growth without the need for additional seeding. Being perennials expect the majority of flowering to occur from the second year after seeding and every year thereafter. If you wish for colourful flowering during the first year as well, then also purchase a quantity of my luxury annual mix or economy annual mix for your seeding area, equivalent to between 10% and 20% of your total seeding area to add to this economy chalk and limestone mix and tell me if you wish me to mix these together for your convenience, alternatively consider my special luxury mix for chalk or limestone soils or my all purpose economy mix which both contain an annual inclusion to provide colourful first year flowering.

To view my instruction sheet on how to create a wild flower area using this mix, click here.

For something nice to surround your wild flower area click here to see my ‘fencing’ and ‘artificial grass’ products or my ‘wild flower turf’.  For environmentally friendly pest deterrents I suggest you check out the products from the following company’s website by clicking here.

Species Latin name Average number of seeds contained within a 333m2 seeding pack
Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 5,000
Burnet Saxifrage Pimpinella saxifraga 3,200
Clustered Bellflower Campanula glomerata 30,000
Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra 4,000
Common Restharrow Ononis repens 600
Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii 20,000
Cowslip Primula veris 6,000
Devil's-bit scabious Succisa pratensis 2,800
Dropwort Filipendula vulgaris 8,000
Field Scabious Knautia arvensis 2,400
Fragrant Orchid Gymnadenia conopsea 20,000
Greater Knapweed Centaurea scabiosa 2,380
Hoary Plantain Plantago media 16,000
Kidney Vetch Anthyllis vulneraria 2,800
Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum 19,000
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris 4,000
Musk Mallow Malva moschata 2,500
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare 16,000
Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus 5,400
Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor 2,240
Self Heal Prunella vulgaris 6,000
Small Scabious Scabiosa columbaria 6,400
Viper's Bugloss Echium vulgare 1,750
Wild Basil Clinopodium vulgare 10,000
Wild Carrot Daucus carota 14,000
Wild Marjoram Origanum vulgare 66,000
Yarrow Achillea millefolium 24,000
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor 4,400

Grasses
Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Crested Hairgrass Koelaria macrantha
Quaking Grass Briza media (N)
Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina
Slender Creeping Red Fescue Festuca rubra ssp. litoralis
Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Poa pratensis
Strong Creeping Red Fescue Festuca rubra ssp. rubra
Yellow Oat-grass Trisetum flavescens

I also have for sale seeds of some rarer individual species, such as other Orchids and Helleborines. They can be chosen from the ‘Rarities’/ ‘Additional Species’ page. Click here for details of the Additional Species.

I have carefully created these seed mixtures from my experiences gained from over 14 years creating wild flower lawns & meadows for clients and they are well balanced to produce a rich and colourful wild flower grassland with a very long flowering season.

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Area for Seeding (m2):

  • Up to 333m2
    £90.00
  • Up to 666m2
    £180.00
  • Up to 1,000m2
    £270.00
  • Up to 1,333m2
    £360.00
  • Up to 1,666m2
    £450.00
  • Up to 2,000m2
    £540.00
  • Up to 3,000m2
    £810.00
  • Up to 4,000m2
    £1,080.00

(1 acre = 4,046 m2)

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