South Coast Meadow Seed Mix
This mix was harvested at the National Trust estate at Spyway Farm, on the Dorset coast. The thin soils of Purbeck have produced fabulous grassland to produce this lovely mix, which is harvested by a local and only available in small quantities. It's an absolute beauty, with a very high % of wildflowers, and will thrive on a range of soils from slightly calcareous to neutral. Outstanding value, will thrive in coastal and inland locations.
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.
The illustration shows an orchid in the donor meadow; there may be orchid seed in your packet, but don't get your hopes up. You may be lucky but they're demanding plants and the chances are your conditions won't suit them. Sorry!
Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.
Major Wildflower Species:
Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria
Common knapweed Centaurea nigra
Sea carrot Daucus carota maritime
Lady's bedstraw Galium verum
Flax Linum perenne
Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Black medick Medicago arabica
Ribwort plantain Plantago lanceolata
Plantago media Hoary plantain
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Meadow buttercup Ranunculus acris
Yellow rattle Rhinanthus minor
Stitchwort Stellaria holostea
Wild red clover Trifolium pratense
Crested Dog’s Tail Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Fescues Festuca spp.
Meadow barley Hordeum secalinum
Native ryegrass Lolium perenne
Smooth-stalked Meadow Grass Poa pratensis
Yellow oatgrass Tricetum flavescens
Other species are present in smaller quantities
Supplier: Heritage Seeds
I have not recieved the seeds yet .
It’s a bit early to say, the seeds arrived with instructions on how to sow them.