Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:
Wild Flower Mixtures (Code WF)
Name: 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
mixture is ideal for Gardens, Schools, Farms, Estates and Parks, it is
often placed to the back of a shorter wildflower meadow for long season effect as it is mid to
tall height and requires 1 cut per year often in spring and NOT at the end
is a designed seed mixtures for those who seek to Birds
will visit in summer and winter (if left uncut) to eat the seeds
see mixture will grow in moderately wet or dry soils, sunny or slightly
shaded. Indeed any situation.
WF03 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 Greenfinch, Linnet, Chaffinch, Bullfinch and Goldfinch.
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.
WF03 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
The maintenance is different for WF03.
or half of the area sown with WF03 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.
to 10cm or 4 inches no lower.
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: 120cm - 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: 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, 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