Single species wildflower seeds

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A selection of wildflower single species:

Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)

Seeds collected from species-rich meadows on Waun Las National Nature Reserve at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. This clump-forming native perennial produces small rounded burgundy flowerheads on top of very tall, slender stems up to 1m tall.  Grow in damp meadows, borders or within prairie planting. Sow in autumn or spring in pots or trays, outdoors or in a cold frame, and transplant seeds into the garden as plug plants.

Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris radicata)

Seeds collected from species-rich meadows on Waun Las National Nature Reserve at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.A native perennial meadow species with dandelion-like yellow flowerheads on top of long stems reaching heights of 25-40cm.  A great wildflower for a range of pollinators. Direct sow into grassy areas in autumn.

Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)

Seeds collected from species-rich meadows on Waun Las National Nature Reserve at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The ‘meadow maker’, yellow rattle, weakens big and bulky grasses, creating space and light for other wildflowers to establish more easily.  It is great for bees too! Sow in autumn into an existing close-cut lawn, scratching the surface of the soil first.

Eyebright (Euphrasia offinalis agg.)

Seeds collected from species-rich meadows on Waun Las National Nature Reserve at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. A dainty native annual meadow flower suitable for a sunny lawn.  Its small white flowers have purple veins and yellow throats, on leafy stems up to 20cm tall. Sow in autumn into an existing close-cut lawn, scratching the surface of the soil first.

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Seeds collected from species-rich meadows on Waun Las National Nature Reserve at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Create a magical meadow in your lawn using this native perennial wildflower with branching sprays of buttery-yellow flowers and finely cut leaves.  Reaches heights of 90cm. Direct sow in autumn into an existing close-cut damp lawn, scratching the surface of the soil first.

Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Seeds collected from species-rich meadows on Waun Las National Nature Reserve at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. A favourite for pollinating insects, this native perennial meadow wildflower has colourful purple flowerheads and grows up to 80cm tall.  Its seeds provide food for birds in autumn. Direct sow in autumn into grassy areas, scratching the surface of the soil first.  Alternatively, sow in seed trays to produce plug plants.

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Variety

Great Burnet, Eyebright, Buttercup, Cat's Ear, Yellow rattle, Knapweed

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