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West Dorset meadow
West Dorset meadow

Dorset (West) Meadow Seed Mix

Origin: Charmouth, Dorset/Somerset

Soil type: Neutral / acidic

Seeding rate: 3 to 4g per square metre

Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 70:30

Species mix: Please see below

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Dorset (West) Meadow Seed Mix

This stunning mix is harvested from a site in West Dorset, north of Charmouth. It was sown over 20 years ago with seed from an adjacent ancient meadow, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Although the donor meadow is on greensand, the seed mix will suit a range of neutral to slightly acidic soil types.

The mix is unusual in some of the plants it includes - Saw-wort, for example - but also in its diversity and the very high % of wildflowers to grasses.

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.

Typical Major Wildflower Species (i.e. over 1%):

Betony Betonica officinalis

Greater knapweed Centaurea nigra

Catsear Hypochoeris radicata

Fairy flax Linum catharticum

Perennial flax Linum perenne

Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus

Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Spotted Medick Medicago arabica

Burnet-saxifrage Pimpinella saxifraga

Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Hoary plantain Plantago media

Cowslip Primula veris

Self-heal Prunella vulgaris

Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor

Pepper-saxifrage Silam silaus

Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Tufted vetch Viccia cracca


Meadow foxtail Alopercus pratensis

Crested dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus

Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata

Sheep's fescue Festuca ovina

Smooth meadow-grass Poa pratensis

Soft rush Juncus effusus


Other species are present in smaller quantities.


Supplier: Heritage Seeds



Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
A Gantlett
Not even sowed the seed yet but so far so good!

I hope next year I can give 5 stars! Prompt delivery and good website and info.

Graham Hatherley
Good selection and prompt delivery

Good selection and prompt delivery. Too early to tell how they will do yet.

Trevor J
Such choice

Very pleased at finding this company. Most impressed with specificity of seed source. Able to pinpoint correct mix for or sight. Now let’s see them grow!

Liz W
Just got my seeds

Perfectly on time and as expected.My letter box tends to accumulate rain water so when I saw the packet I thought " oh noooo" but due to the great packaging not one seed got wet!
Can't wait to sow them and will update once they're growing!