Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:
Designer Wild Flower Mixtures (Code DW)
Product Name: Medium
Height Wildflower Meadow Mixture
purchasing this seed mix, print or save this page and keep it as your
reference as the species and advice change occasionally
is a general seed mixture suitable for all types of site, best used in
This mix will grow not too tall, if cut by LATE JULY on any normal to poor soil acid to neutral or even a mildly alkaline soil.
It tolerates moist to dry soil,
or clay to a lighter loamy soil.
will tolerate grazing, but not in May, June and Mid July in it's
if its flowering, Cut it at the end of July or very early August
DW02 will eventually provide single bold swathes of
colour scattered through a traditional type - old hay
once yearly maintenance this meadow will persist and enable local species
to grow within.
Grasses can be sown with this
mixture as eventually grasses will invade and require cutting at least
once per year depending on soil fertility .
once well established can be cut or pasture grazed in Mid summer to
produce more flowers or be kept at a lower flowering height.
grazing keep it light, if cutting only to 4 inches, heavy amounts of
cutting should be removed, lighter amounts can be collected with the final
autumn cut and collection of dead materials.
Sow on weed free ground.
watch for creeping buttercup weed germination in your soil, if many, then
its best to allow weeds t germinate , kill them off then sow the seed .
the first year cut in August, clear up the cuttings
From the second year, cut in early April and again in late July or early august, after cutting some species will re-emerge to flower.
again in September or October in growth is strong. Remove the cuttings and
rake or scarify the soil.
established after 7 years, with about 10 species continuing to flower,
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Meddick, Devil's Bit Scabious, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy,
Corncockle, Cornflower, Cowslip,
Kidney Vetch, Lady's Bedstraw, Lesser Knapweed, Marjoram, Scented Mayweed,
Ox-eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain,
Campion, Red Clover, Red Bartsia, Rough Hawksbit, Selfheal, Sorrel, St Johnswort,
White Campion, Wild Carrot, White Clover, Yarrow, Yellow Rattle.
(additional species may be added
according to the details supplied about your site conditions.)
Special Note: Yellow Rattle is reported as not suitable for stock, however
it is an important component to all Irish wildflower meadows.
pH range: Suits all soils.
Life Cycle: Contains Annuals, Biennials & Perennials.
Height Range: 30cm - 160cm
Flowering Period: May to Late July.
Fertility Range: Will grow on any soil, the less fertile the soil, the
less cutting will be required.
photograph is one day in the life of an ever changing meadow. This meadow
was cut in July and flowered again.
Seed Sowing Rates:
Pure wildflowers - no grass 1.5 grams per metre.
grass seed: 1 to 5 grams per metre