Classic Meadow Wildflower Mix

SKU: 190831

Mixture: 80/20 mix
Weight: 1kg
Sale price£39.40 ex. VAT
£47.28 inc. VAT
(minimum of 1)


The Classic Meadow Wildflower Mix can be used to create an attractive wildflower meadow such as those that are traditionally found on neutral soils and used for hay making or grazing pastures. The mix is suitable for small scale meadow creation in a garden setting as well as larger landscape scale meadows.

The classic wildflower meadow mix is characterised by plants which are naturally found growing on nutrient poor soils with a neutral pH overlying sands and gravels. The mix is designed to mimic the ‘MG’ National Vegetation Classification categories; the most widely distributed of which is MG5.

Neutral grasslands, such as MG5, can support a rich diversity of insects and provide feeding areas for a wide range of birds and animals.

*Please Note: The contents of our wildflower mixtures will vary according to seed and species availability.

Product Summary

Type of Mix Sowing Rate Bag Weight Bag Coverage
80% grass & 20% wildflower 5 g/m2 0.25 kg 50 m2
1 kg 200 m2
100% wildflower 2 g/m2 0.25 kg 125 m2



Scientific Name Common Name 80/20 mix 100% mix
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 0.4% 2.0%
Centaurea nigra Common knapweed 1.2% 6.0%
Centaurea scabiosa Greater knapweed 0.8% 4.0%
Daucus carota Wild carrot 0.8% 4.0%
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove 0.8% 4.0%
Galium verum Lady's bedstraw 1.2% 6.0%
Hypericum perforatum Common St John's wort 0.4% 2.0%
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy 0.6% 3.0%
Malva moschata Musk mallow 0.6% 3.0%
Medicago lupulina Black medic 1.4% 7.0%
Myosotis arvensis Field forget-me-not 0.8% 4.0%
Poterium sanguisorba Salad burnet 1.6% 8.0%
Primula veris Cowslip 0.2% 1.0%
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal 1.0% 5.0%
Ranunculous acris Meadow buttercup 1.2% 6.0%
Rhinanthus minor Yellow rattle 1.0% 5.0%
Rumex acetosa Common sorrel 1.0% 5.0%
Salvia verbenaca Wild clary 1.0% 5.0%
Silene dioica Red campion 1.0% 6.0%
Silene latifolia White campion 1.0% 5.0%
Silene noctiflora Night-flowering catchfly 1.0% 5.0%
Tragopogon pratensis Goat's-beard 0.8% 4.0%


Scientific Name Common Name 80/20 mix
Agrostis capillaris Common bent 4%
Cynosaurus cristatus Crested dogstail 20%
Festuca ovina Sheep's fescue 16%
Festuca rubra Slender creeping red fescue 24%
Phleum pratense Timothy 10%
Poa pratensis Smooth meadow grass 6%

Application Recommendations

Where to use

The classic meadow wildflower mix is suitable for sowing onto most low-moderate nutrient soil types. For maximum species diversity sow onto low nutrient soils which are well-drained.

Soil pH Soil Types Soil Fertility Topography Soil moisture
Any Any Low nutrient Upland
Well drained

When to use

In general, the best time for sowing perennial wildflower seeds is late summer/autumn (late August-October) when there is likely to be consistent moisture and warmth without extremes of cold or dry. Spring (late March-May) is usually considered the next best time to sow perennial wildflower seed, particularly if the ground is likely to be waterlogged over the winter.

Application Window
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

How to use

Prepare the ground
New Seed Bed Overseeding
Remove unwanted vegetation

Cultivate the soil to a depth of 150 mm removing the stones and debris

Level, then firm the seedbed

Rake the surface to product a fine tilth
Cut the grass short as possible and remove the clippings

Remove excess thatch to allow the seed to reach the soil surface

If compacted, aerate the soil
Provide water
If there has been little rainfall irrigate gently and slowly to fully wet through the soil profile
Sow seed
Sow seeds evenly using the correct sowing rate for the seed mix

Because sowing rates for wildflower seed are low, it is usually helpful to mix the seed with a carrier material such as slightly damp sand

Press the seeds into the soil using a roller or the back of a rake to ensure good seed to soil contact
Provide water
Keep the soil surface moist but not wet until the seeds have germinated AND established

Irrigate slowly and gently to avoid disturbing the seeds

Management & aftercare

Livestock grazing

Grazing with livestock is an effective method of managing wildflower meadows and grasslands because it creates uneven growth and distribution of species which leads to habitat niches. Grazing is also a good option in areas where it is difficult to utilise machinery, perhaps because it is too wet or because the ground is too rough.

Suggested grazing regime
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Graze if ground conditions allow Remove livestock to allow the plants to flower Graze with between 0.4-1 LU/ha


Mowing and removing the clippings can be used to replicate the process of hay cutting and grazing. It is important to remove clippings to avoid nutrients being returned to the soil. Soils for wildflowers are usually low in nutrients to encourage species diversity.

Suggested mowing regime
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Leave uncut unless growth is vigorous Cut and collect clippings Allow to flower and seed Cut and collect clippings Leave uncut unless growth is vigorous

For further information regarding the Classic Meadow Wildflower Mix or to discuss placing a bulk order, please contact our technical sales team on 01952 897917.

Find more information in our guide How To Create and Maintain Wildflower and Ornamental Flowering Meadows

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