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Scottish Highland Meadow Seed Mix

Scottish Highland Meadow Seed Mix

Origin: Various Highland sites

Soil type: Acidic

Seeding rate: 4g per square metre

Approximate flowers:grasses ratio: 20:80

Species mix: Please see below

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Scottish Highland Meadow Seed Mix

This lovely and diverse seed mix recreates a moorland grass community found on well-drained highland sites with acidic soils. There are 17 species of wildflowers and 10 wild grasses and rushes, of which we've listed the major components below. On upland sites this does not need to be cut, although it can be lightly grazed in autumn. Technically the mix is based on British Plant Communities U2 and U4.

Both the wildflower and grass seed has been harvested from wild populations across Scotland.

There are full instructions on the back of the packet. You can expect to receive your seed within five working days of placing an order.

Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.

Major Wildflower Species:

Achillea millefolium Yarrow

Alchemilla alpina Alpine Lady's Mantle

Calluna vulgaris Heather

Erica cinerea Bell heather

Galium saxatile Heath Bedstraw

Galium verum Lady’s Bedstraw

Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot Trefoil

Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain

Potentilla erecta Tormentil

Prunella vulgaris Selfheal

Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup

Rumex acetosella Sheep’s Sorrel

Succisa pratensis Devils-bit Scabious

Trifolium repens White Clover


Agrostis capillaris Common Bent

Agrostis vinealis Brown Bent

Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal Grass

Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dogs Tail

Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hair Grass

Festuca ovina Sheeps Fescue

Festuca rubra Red Fescue

Other species are present in small quantities.

Supplier: Scotia Seeds