Wild flower lawn seed mix
26 beautiful wild flowers including wild orchid
Containing 26 beautiful wild flower species including wild orchid, wild thyme, lawn chamomile, violet and other gorgeous species to delight your senses. This mixture is fantastic for bees and butterflies as well as humans. These plants are tolerant of mowing. The lawn will tolerate a cut height of about 2 inches.
To view my ‘grass free’ wild flower lawn seed mix click here.
To receive good flowering maintain a mowing frequency of about one cut every 3 weeks for the majority of the summer but you can be flexible with this.
This wild flower lawn seed mix is suitable for any soil and will come up year after year without the need for reseeding.
Once established this species rich mix will display a wide range of some of our most beautiful native wild flowers with different flowers coming into bloom from spring, through summer and even into the autumn to produce a continuous show of colour.
My native seed mixtures are unique, so please browse through their contents and you will see a much greater variety of species than is usually obtainable within a commercially available mix. Many of the species present are not found in other seed mixtures. This mix contains a high ratio of 30% wild flowers to grasses. It will tolerate some shade but it will flower best where it receives the full sun.
What my customers say:
25th June 2015
Dear Colin, Just writing to let you know that I’m absolutely delighted with the low flowering lawn mix of yours. This is its 2nd ‘summer’ and it’s exceeded all expectations. I’m up in Aberdeen’ where many folk told me I’d bought seed from too far south. My pride and joy just now is the common spotted orchid! The bees are loving the birds foot trefoil. Your sowing instructions were superb, logical and so easy to follow. Thanks again for a wonderful colourful bee-friendly patch of lawn. Regards, Pete Jeffels, Aberdeen.
To view my instruction sheet on how to create this wild flower lawn, click here.
|Species||Latin name||Average number of seeds contained within a 33m2 seeding pack|
|Bulbous Buttercup||Ranunculus bulbosus||632|
|Special additionCommon Dog Violet||Viola riviniana||33|
|Common Knapweed||Centaurea nigra||482|
|Common Spotted Orchid||Dactylorhiza fuchsii||1,205|
|Creeping buttercup||Ranunculus repens||785|
|Special additionFox and Cubs||Pilosella aurantiaca||51|
|Greater Birds-foot-trefoil||Lotus pedunculatus||482|
|Kidney Vetch||Anthyllis vulneraria||169|
|Lady's bedstraw||Galium verum||2,771|
|Special additionLawn Chamomile||Anthemis noblis||73|
|Special additionLawn Daisy||Bellis perennis||73|
|Oxeye Daisy||Leucanthemum vulgare||1,928|
|Ragged Robin||Silene flos-cuculi||1,205|
|Red Clover||Trifolium pratense||1,355|
|Ribwort Plantain||Plantago lanceolata||108|
|Rough Hawkbit||Leontodon hispidus||392|
|Salad Burnet||Poterium sanguisorba||808|
|White Clover||Trifolium repens||1,012|
|Special additionWild Thyme||Thymus polytrichus||24|
|Slender Creeping Red Fescue||Festuca rubra|
|Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass||Poa pratensis|
|Sheep's Fescue||Festuca ovina|
|Strong Creeping Red Fescue||Festuca rubra ssp. rubra|
|Crested Dog's-tail||Cynosurus cristatus|
|Common Bent||Agrostis capillaris|
I also have for sale seeds of unusual individual species such as Helleborine and Gentian which 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 16 years creating wild flower lawns & meadows for clients and they are well balanced to produce a very rich and colourful wild flower grassland with a very long flowering season.