2021 Yellow Rattle seed: Available now, Free delivery

THIS SEED IS FROM THE 2021 HARVEST AND WAS COLLECTED IN JULY 2021, IT IS A PURE SAMPLE OF YELLOW RATTLE SEEDS FREE OF LEAVES, STICKS OR ANY OTHER IMPURITIES.

Yellow Rattle is a critical species for any successful wildflower meadow, it attaches itself to the root systems of numerous different grass species and slows down their growth rate. A reduction in the grass growth rate of 50% can be achieved using Yellow Rattle. This reduced grass growth allows much more space and opportunity within the meadow for a diverse range of wildflower species to establish.

Rhinanthus minor Also known as Hay Rattle. An annual root hemi-parasite that requires grass to grow (sow into established grassland, or with grass seed). Yellow flowers, seeds rattle in inflated seed pods. Sun. 7-30 cm May – July.

When sowing into existing grassland ensure that the grass is mown down to about one inch and maintained at this level until about the start of March. Either tread or roll the area after sowing to ensure the seed is in contact with the soil.

Recommended sowing rate: 1g per square metre

Plug plants of Yellow Rattle are available in April 2022, and come supplied with Fescue grasses within the plug cells to act as host grasses.

Free delivery if ordered alone, please note adding other products to your order will mean our standard delivery charges apply.

 

Range (g)Price (£/g)
10 - 19 g£0.65 / g
20 - 49 g£0.55 / g
50 - 99 g£0.48 / g
100 - 499 g£0.43 / g
500 - 999 g£0.42 / g
1000+ g£0.42 / g
Product Price

£0.42 - £0.65 / g

Description

One of our fields of Yellow Rattle, these plants were in flower particularly early.

Often this species needs to be planted just before the frost or needs a long period of cold for Stratification, so its seed dormancy can be overcome, if trying to sow out of season (i.e not in autumn) you can try and trick the seed in a fridge planted into damp sand for a period of at least 6 weeks, then if sowing into existing grassland ensure that the grass is mown down to about one inch and maintained till the yellow rattle starts to show. Either tread or roll the area after sowing to ensure the seed is in contact with the soil. We would not recommended to do this past the beginning of March as this does not leave enough time for the yellow rattle to grow and flower.

 

 

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