Native Origin Irish Wildflower Seed Mixtures:
70% of seed
volume collected direct from Donor sites on Special Areas of
Conservation Meadows, the rest is nursery produced in Sandro's Artisan
Collection from our national wildflower Collection of nursery grown
Product Code: SAC01
Product Name: Sandro's
Artisan Collection seed from SAC's - Donor meadows we pay to
protect and get seed from
be Autumn sown
This is a
specific meadow mixture harvested from 5 SAC sites of mixed soil
SAC01 features species which will
suppress grass, and create a very natural meadow.
Species List: SAC01
= species determined by what grows in each meadow
Base line species are Yellow Rattle, Eyebright, Red Bartsia, Ox-eye
Daisy, Lesser Knapweed, Cowslip, Red Clover, Ribwort
Plantain, Selfheal, Hawksbit, Ragged Robin, Yarrow, Ladies Bedstraw, White Clover, Bush
Vetch, Yellow and Tufted Vetch, Sorrel and Field/meadow Buttercup.
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Wild Carrot, Meadowsweet, Devilsbit Scabious, Field
Scabious, Purple Loosestrife, Yellow Agrimony, Fleabane and Lesser
our SAC's meadows are donor sites to our work, we also gather some
unusual species such as Orchid spp, in small amounts may
be present, this mixture contains
about <3% native grass seeds and is ideal for Ecosystem Restoration
Projects. These few grass show up in the meadow in year two, and then
set seed two year later, allowing the flora to establish first.
this mixture contains the seed of edible and herbal species, DBN
recommend that this mixture is not for human or animal consumption.
Origin: Native Irish Origin, Wildflower Seed Mixture.
Moisture Level: Normal, Moist.
pH range: Neutral, Best between 6.0 >7.0 with underlying lime or on
moist to normal dry soil
Aspect: Sunny, and not shaded.
Life Cycle: Annual / Biennial /
Height Range: <30cm to >150cm
Flowering Period: March to July, then August to September.
Fertility Range: Will
grow best in not very fertile, soil likes poor soil.
Fertiliser: None required
As Normal, roll or rake into surface to
keep out of reach from birds.
Normal, create fine tilt on seed bed, if clay, ensure a fine tilt or press the seed into clean soil.
Optimum Sowing Time: Late spring, early
autumn, when the soil is warm.
Normal, if on new clay or sticky soil a little extra soil improvement
will assist establishment
Sowing Method: By hand is recommended, if
using seed spreaders be careful to insure the small varieties of seed do
not drop to the bottom of the seed spreader and get sown all in the one
be sown into short cut weak grass or fine grass, but not dense grass
Seed Sowing Rates:
sowing rate 'without added grass seed':1.5 gram per metre.
High sowing rate 'with added grass seed': n/a
Low sowing rate: 1 gram per metre
seed or nurse crop requirement:
Crop: No nurse crop is required.
Grass Seed Requirement: n/a,
Sow with or without grasses: Either
Where erosion may occur. Sow grass to assist.
sown without grasses: This mixture does not require a nurse crop. please
Total number of seeds per gram: 2530
In normal conditions (mainly in early Autumn) this mix should germinate 6 weeks
after sowing, from then on provided the sward is kept open and a 'Thatch' is not allowed develop, species will continue to germinate and emerge, through
to the third year.
Up to 40% of all seed should germinate in the first year.
Up to 60% of all species should germinate in 24 months.
Up to 90% of all species
should have flowered by the fourth year after sowing.
Persistence if unmanaged: Low
Tolerance of Cutting: Medium, do not cut below 10cm until late August,
later if Devilsbit is still flowering
General Cutting Time: Do not cut in first
year until flowers have finished, from then on, cut August or at the
end of summer.
Specific Cutting Time: Must be cut once per year in Autumn. Harrow or Rake
and remove the cuttings
Management: seek specific instructions
General Description of SAC Range:
SAC seed mixtures are harvested form natural ecologies
that we farm to protect that ecology.
The SAC range is an exact copy of an Irish ecosystem representing floras that would otherwise take hundreds of years to develop
if 'nature' was left unaided.
This range of seed mixture is ideal for those concerned with encouraging wildlife and local biodiversity as
the plants will attract species suited to the ecology.
If these mixtures are suitable for your situation, they offer good value, contain some of the most exacting and unusual species and if
given time, develop into a diverse flora that will persist if properly maintained.