Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:
Wild Flower Mixtures (Code GF)
Name: Butterflies, Bees and Bird Attracting Wildflowers
purchasing this seed mix, print or save this page and keep it as your
reference as the species and advice change occasionally
is ideal for Gardens, Schools, Farms, Estates
and Parks, it is often placed behind a short meadow for long season effect
as it is mid to tall and requires 1 cut per year often in spring
is a designed seed mixtures for those who seek to attract wildlife, especially
Hoverflies, Butterflies and Bees.
will visit in summer and winter (if left uncut)
This see mixture will grow in
moderately wet or dry soils, sunny or slightly shaded. Indeed
Its ideal for
large sunny sheltered areas especially mounds, 'hillocks' and south-facing
ground where the warm microclimate helps pollen formation.
GF03 can be planted as a meadow or in a bed, ideally it is
best planted in a sheltered open or very lightly shaded situation in sun where the
birds are given some nearby shrubby cover. You can also plant it in full view of
windows for observation.
well as being colourful, this mixture is especially designed and blended to provide
feed from wild seed head in
autumn and winter to attract over 20 of the more common bird as well as
provide seed feed for winter migrant birds, such as Goldfinch.
In summer this mixture will be
alive with edible insects for migrant summer visitors such as Warblers.
Some of these insects will over winter in the seed heads, further
providing protein for winter birds.
GF03 attracts insects, which in turn feed birds such as Blue Tits, Thrushes
and Wrens, this mixture is also considered beneficial planting for
biological control of pests in gardens
is our best butterfly attracting wildflower seed mixture esp' for 16
summer Butterfly species.
In Ireland there are 32 native butterflies, this mixture is designed to
attract 16 of the more common species.
GF03 also attracts bees, most especially bumble bees and other beneficial garden
insects. hoverflies are abundant in first year.
Butterflies, Bees and Bird Attracting Wildflowers can be planted as a meadow or in a bed, ideally it is best planted in
an open situation where the butterflies will bask in the sun.
maintenance is different for GF03.
or half of the area sown with GF03 should not be cut at the end of
summer, leave the seed heads on so that the birds, especially finches can
search the heads for seeds and provide hours of fascinating entertainment.
But you then MUST cut in Spring.
attract butterflies the following year, Cut the more showy half at the end of summer
as per any normal meadow and leave the taller seed heads for the birds all winter.
Origin: Native Irish Origin, Wildflower Seed Mixture.
pH range: Suits all soils.
Aspect: Sunny to light or semi shade, but not too shaded
Life Cycle: Contains Annuals, Biennials and Perennials.
Height Range: 30cm - 240cm
Flowering Period: May to September.
Fertility Range: Will grow on any soil, the less fertile the soil, the
less cutting will be required.
Total number of seeds per gram: 980
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Meddick, Burdock, Common Vetch, Corn Marigold,
Corn Poppy, Corncockle, Cornflower, Cowslip, Devil's Bit Scabious, Field
Scabious, Fleabane, Foxglove, Greater Trefoil, Hedge Garlic Mustard, Hemp
Agrimony, Kidney Vetch, Lady's Bedstraw, Lesser Knapweed, Marjoram,
Scented Mayweed, Meadow Vetchling, Meadowsweet, Ox-eye Daisy, Purple
Loosestrife, Ragged Robin, Red Campion, Red Clover, Ribwort
Plantain, Shepherds Purse, Sorrel, St Johnswort, Teasel, Wild
Angelica, Wild Carrot, Yarrow, Dames Violet, Dog Violet, Wood Sage
Normal sowing rates:
Pure wildflowers - no grass no annuals: 1 to 1.5 grams per metre.
seed or nurse crop requirement:
Crop: A nurse crop is not required