Rhinanthus minor. Also known as Hay Rattle. An annual root hemi-parasite that requires grass to grow, the plants here come supplied with fescues within the plug cells as host grasses. Yellow flowers, seeds rattle in inflated seed pods. Sun. 7-30 cm Flowers May - July.
Slows the growth of grass down substantially allowing both greater quantity and variety of wildflowers when used within a meadow. Plants are supplied from the start of April onwards, however seed is available all year round
We are starting to despatch the Yellow Rattle plugs in week commencing 7th April 2015.
Papaver rhoeas A. The poppy that used to be seen in fields everywhere. An annual with deep scarlet flowers, probably our most popular wildflower. Flowers: June on. Requires: Sun. Height: 30-60cm. Order year round.
A mix of 5 native annual wildflower species. NCA1 is best sown either on its own or included as part of a perennial wildflower meadow mix, to give some colour in the first year while the perennial species become established. When sowing alone the soil will need to be disturbed each Autumn to produce a flowering the following season. Once a common sight in the cornfields of the UK, these vibrant flowers were driven from the fields through advances in herbicides. Some of the easiest wildflowers to grow, providing a vivid riot of colour in the early summer. Unlike most wildflowers, the species in this mix will tolerate soils of high fertility.
Mix is 100% Wildflower seeds.
Sowing rate if sown alone: 2g per square metre, 8Kg per acre, 20kg per hectare
Sowing rate if sown with a perennial wildflower mix: 1g per square metre, 4Kg per acre, 10Kg per hectare
Leucanthemum vulgare P. A well known wild flower with lovely, large, white daisy flowers. Also known as the Dog Daisy. Often seen in meadows and on roadsides. Flowers: May on. Requires: Sun well-drained soil. Height: 30 - 60 cm.
Hesperis matronalis P. Purple or white flowers which become very fragrant towards the evening, looks good in a border and attracts butterflies. Flowers: May/Aug Requires: Sun or light shade. Height: 60-90cm.