Economy seed mix for clay or sandy soil with wild orchid

This is a more economic but still species rich mix with wild orchids for those creating larger areas on clay, loam or sandy soils

This mix contains the unique sought after wild flower species that my mixes are known for,
28 species in all, including Green-winged Orchid and Common Spotted Orchid, look through the list below to see the full range of beautiful 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 clay, loam and sandy soils mix and tell me if you wish me to mix these together for your convenience, alternatively consider my special luxury mix for clay, loam and sandy 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
Betony Betonica officinalis 3,600
Birds-foot-trefoil Lotus corniculatus 6,500
Cat's-ear Hypochaeris radicata 6,000
Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra 5,600
Common Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii 20,000
Cowslip Primula veris 4,200
Devil's-bit Scabious Succisa pratensis 3,500
Field Scabious Knautia arvensis 1,200
Goat's-beard Tragopogon pratensis 440
Green-winged Orchid Orchis morio 20,000
Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum 29,000
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris 10,800
Meadow Cranesbill Geranium pratense 520
Meadow Vetchling Lathyrus pratensis 360
Musk Mallow Malva moschata 3,500
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare 25,000
Pepper Saxifrage Silaum silaus 840
Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi 27,000
Red Clover Trifolium pratense 4,960
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata 3,600
Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus 2,600
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris 13,200
Sorrel Rumex acetosa 21,700
Toadflax Linaria vulgaris 12,000
Tufted Vetch Vicia cracca 360
Wild Carrot Daucus carota 3,850
Yarrow Achillea millefolium 32,000
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor 6,000

Grasses
Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Sweet Vernal Grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Quaking Grass Briza media
Sheep's Fescue Festuca ovina
Slender Creeping Red Fescue Festuca rubra ssp. litoralis
Chewing's Fescue Festuca rubra ssp. commutata
Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Poa pratensis
Meadow Barley Hordeum secalinum
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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