Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:
Designer Wild Flower Mixtures (Code DW)
Name: Tussock and Hummocks, Tall - Can be left uncut
purchasing this seed mix, print or save this page and keep it as your
reference as the species and advice change occasionally
for steep banks, which are too dangerous to cut on. It suits roadsides,
industrial parks, waste places and anywhere where cutting is impossible
and the 'look' is not as important as the function of 'No Cutting'.
This is not a mixture for small gardens or the faint hearted, but it is
spectacular and attracts all beneficial wildlife species.
This version of our tall flowering
mixture requires minimum or no maintenance and suits most soil types.
DW05 is especially for large gardens, country houses and landscapes which need
dramatic impact and where the mixture is unlikely to be uncut.
species therein are similar to many other mixtures, what makes this
mixture different is the amount of Biennials, a they are ideal for controlling
grass and growing in matted weedy situations where grass is not removed..
mixture contains species blended in a way that if left uncut can compete
with grasses and will spread to form tall clumps of insect attracting
If it can be cut once a year all the better.
DWF05 will act as a summer screen, and is ideal for sowing behind shorter
meadows, up to tall walls and on waste ground.
are particularly useful for beneficial insects such as Yarrow, Lesser
knapweed, Burdock and Wild Angelica.
Origin: 100% Native Irish Origin
pH range: Suits all soils, bar wet
Aspect: Sunny to light shade
Life Cycle: Contains Perennials or Biennials and Cornfield Annuals.
Height Range: 50cm - 240cm
Flowering Period: May to October.
Fertility Range: Will grow on any soil, the less fertile the soil, the
less cutting will be required.
Total number of seeds per gram: 1500
Biennials: Alexanders, Burdock, Foxglove, Hedge Garlic Mustard,
Cow-Parsley, Mullein, Teasel, Upright Hedge Parsley, Weld -Yellow
weed, Wild Angelica, Wild Carrot, Mugwort, Pokeweed,
White Bedstraw. Bladder Campion, Common Vetch, Field Scabious,
Hemp Agrimony, Lesser Knapweed, Meadowsweet, Ox-eye Daisy, Purple
Loosestrife, Red Campion, St Johnswort, Yarrow, Yellow Flag Iris,
include: Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy, Corncockle, Scentless and Scented
Normal sowing rates:
Pure wildflowers - no grass no annuals: 1 to 1.5 grams per metre.
If with added annuals: Add 1 to 2 grams per metre.
added grass seed: Add 1 to 5 grams per metre (depending).
seed or nurse crop requirement:
Crop: A nurse crop is not required