Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:
Wild Flower Mixtures (Code GF)
Name: Cottage Garden Wildflowers
purchasing this seed mix, print or save this page and keep it as your
reference as the species and advice change occasionally
GF04 is the very best of our easy to grow Garden Wildflower range,
suitable for any dry sunny to slightly shaded border.
Ideal against a wall or as a mini meadow, well behaved but taller in a border, perfect for an island bed of wildflowers.
GF04 attracts butterflies in abundance.
This mixture is intended for gardener who starts with very clean soil and are prepared to deadhead the fading flowers to maintain long season flowering.
This is the 'floweriest' mixture we have in our entire range and is mostly a well behaved mix for a perennial border or meadow.
Occasional thinning will be required and where favourite species are identified these can be transplanted or you can save the seed.
To add further interest I
often add additional uncommon species,
Origin: Native Irish Origin, Wildflower Seed Mixture.
pH range: Suits all dry soils, bar
very moist or wet.
Aspect: Sunny to light shade.
Life Cycle: Contains Annuals, Biennials and Perennials.
Height Range: 30cm - 180cm
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: 1080
This photograph is one day in the life of an ever changing meadow.
Bluebell, Centaury, Cowslip, Devil's Bit Scabious, Field Scabious, Foxglove, Hedge Garlic Mustard,
Lady's Bedstraw, Greater and Lesser Knapweed, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Mullein, Ox-eye Daisy, Purple Loosestrife, Ragged Robin, Red Campion, Sea Mayweed, St Johnswort, White Campion, Yarrow, Yellow Agrimony, Salad Burnet, White Bedstraw, Wild
more species may be added according to site conditions,
Annuals include: Corn Marigold,
Corn Poppy, Corncockle, Cornflower, Scented Mayweed,
Seed Sowing Rates:
Normal sowing rates:
Pure wildflowers - no grass no annuals: 1 to 1.5 grams per metre.
Added annuals: 1 to 2 grams per metre.
Added grass seed: 1 to 5 grams per metre (depending).
Grass seed or nurse crop requirement:
Nurse Crop: A nurse crop is not required
A General Description of Garden Flora Range:
The 'GF' Wild Flower range is designed to grow on soil in any Garden situation.
If these mixtures are suitable for your situation, they offer good value and if given time, develop into a flora that will persist if properly maintained.