Butterfly & Bee Native Wildflower Seed Mix is so called because it’s designed to be attractive to pollinating insects and bees. In fact, it’s been created to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Did you know that one third of our bee species are threatened with extinction in Ireland? Your garden can provide a haven for these important members of the ecosystem, and using a 100% wildflower seed mix is one way of making it so.
All of the included wildflowers in this mixture are native species. The seed mix is suitable for use with borders, flower beds, window boxes or greenhouses. The seeds can be planted directly in the soil or started as seedlings before transplanting.
The wildflowers included in this mixture are recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as ‘Plants for Pollinators’.
Yarrow, Kidney Vetch, Clustered Bellflower, Nettle Leaved, Bellflower, Common Knapweed, Greater Knapweed, Wild Carrot, Viper’s Bugloss
Lady’s Bedstraw, Meadow Cranesbill, Common St. John’s Wort, Field Scabious, Meadow Vetchling, Common Toadflax, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Purple Loosestrife, Wild Marjoram, Self Heal, Yellow Rattle, Small Scabious, Betony, Hedge Woundwort, Devilsbit Scabious, Wild Red Clover, Dark Mullein, Tufted Vetch, Corn Cockle, Corn Flower, Corn Chamomile, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy.
Species lifecycle: 25% annual & 75% perennial native species
Sowing rate: 1.5-3g per square meter
Access to light: Requires good access to light
Optimal sowing period: March to June or August to October
Flowering Period: May to September