Origin Irish Wildflower Seed Mixtures: Ecotype
Product Name: Wild Flora for Heathland
EC13 is designed for Heathland soils only, esp' those likely
to dry out in summer.
spp Linn, bell and others, Common Sorrel, Devil's Bit Scabious,
Eyebright, Foxglove, Hawksbit spp, Hoary Plantain, Lesser Knapweed,
Meadow Buttercup, Ox-eye Daisy,
Ribwort Plantain, Rough
Heal, Wild Carrot, Yarrow, Yellow Rattle,
on availability: Biting Stonecrop, Eyebright*, Lesser Spearwort
Marsh Loosewort, Tormentil, Marsh Marigold,
Species of Sedges and Sheep's Sorrell often occur in such meadows we can
add these species if required.
Annuals as nurse only: Corn Marigold, Mayweed spp, (if you want a lot of
flora in the first year, request more annuals)
Irish Origin, Wildflower Seed Mixture. EC12
Suitable for soil type: Acid Peat
Moisture Level: Dry, Normal, Moist, but not
pH range: Best between 5 - 6.5
Life Cycle: Annual / Biennial / Perennial.
Height Range: <30cm to >180cm
Flowering Period: May to August.
Fertility Range: Will grow in very fertile soil
Sowing Rates: 1.5
grams per metre.
Normal sowing rate 'without added grass seed': 1.5 grams per
High sowing rate 'without added grass seed': Add 3 grams per
Low sowing rate: none.
Total number of seeds per gram: 3000
In normal conditions (mainly in early Autumn and Spring) 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 95% of all species should have flowered by the fourth year after
Warning: While this Ecotype mixture contains the seed of edible and herbal
species, DBN recommend that this mixture is not for human or animal
consumption as it contains species such as Corncockle and Foxglove which
are toxic if ingested. Wild Parsnip can irritate the skin.