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Sandro's Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:  

Range:  Wild Flower Mixtures  (Code WF)

 

Product Name: Medium Height Wildflower Meadow Mixture 

Product Code:  WF02 

If purchasing this seed mix, print or save this page and keep it as your reference as the species and advice change occasionally

 

Description: 

WF02 is a general seed mixture suitable for all types of site, best used in sunny areas.

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.

WF02 will tolerate grazing, but not in May, June and Mid July in it's establishment phase. 

Even if its flowering, Cut it at the end of July or very early August

 

WF02 will eventually provide single bold swathes of colour scattered through a traditional type - old hay field. 

With 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 . 

WF02 once well established can be cut or pasture grazed in Mid summer to produce more flowers or be kept at a lower flowering height.

If 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.

 

Establishment:

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 .

In 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. 

Cut again in September or October in growth is strong. Remove the cuttings and rake or scarify the soil.

Once established after 7 years, with about 10 species continuing to flower, 

 

Species List: 
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Meddick, Devil's Bit Scabious, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy, Corncockle, Cornflower, Cowslip, 

Eyebright, Fleabane, Kidney Vetch, Lady's Bedstraw, Lesser Knapweed, Marjoram, Scented Mayweed, Ox-eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, 

Red 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.  

 

Mixture Specifications: 
pH range: Suits all soils.
Aspect: Sunny
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.
Wintergreen: Moderate 

 

 

This photograph is one day in the life of an ever changing meadow. This meadow was cut in July and flowered again.

 

Seed Sowing Rates:  
Normal sowing rates: 
Pure wildflowers - no grass  1.5 grams per metre.
Added grass seed: 1 to 5 grams per metre 

 

Product Warning: DBN recommends that this mixture is not for human or animal consumption. Product Warning

 

Your purchase: Contributes to DBN's work of creating crops of Conservation Grade - Native Origin Wild flora. 

You help us to inform and pay land-owners to manage native species and to assist DBN in handing on our heritage for another generation. 
By growing (some will be difficult) these and all other species, you directly help to conserve national and global Biodiversity and protect wildlife. 

You should also consider yourself another Irish wildflower grower.

 

Email: info@wildflowers.ie

 

Last updated on 01/05/2017

 

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