The cornfield annuals wildflower mix creates an attractive splash of colour within a few months after sowing. The mix can be sown in the spring and will germinate, flower and set-seed all in one year. Alternatively, the cornfield annuals wildflower mix can be sown in the autumn and will flower the following spring and summer. The cornfield annuals wildflower mix can be sown on it’s own or can be used as a nursery crop for any of the perennial mixes to add colour while the perennial plants are establishing.
*Please Note: The contents of our wildflower mixtures will vary according to seed and species availability.
|Type of Mix||Main Flowering Period||Sowing Rate||Bag Weight||Bag Coverage|
|100% wildflower||June - September||2 g/m2||0.25 kg||125 m2|
|1 kg||500 m2|
The cornfield annuals wildflower mix contains a range of colourful annual flowers which germinate, flower and set seed all in one year. The mix is composed of 100% native wildflowers.
|Scientific Name||Common Name||100% mix|
|Anthemis arvensis||Corn chamomile||5%|
|Glebionis segetum||Corn marigold||10%|
|Papaver rhoeas||Corn poppy||10%|
|Silene latifolia||White campion||15%|
Where to use
The Cornfield annuals wildflower mix can be used on all reasonably well-drained soils and is suitable for soils with higher fertility than most perennial wildflower mixes.
|Soil pH||Soil Types||Soil Fertility||Topography||Soil moisture|
When to use
Annual wildflower seeds can be sown either in the autumn (October-November) or spring (late March-May). Spring sowing is usually considered the best time to sow annual wildflower seed if the ground is likely to be waterlogged over the winter.
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
|If there has been little rainfall irrigate gently and slowly to fully wet through the soil profile|
|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
|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
Cornfield annuals need disturbed ground to stimulate germination of fallen seed. After flowering leave plants long enough for seeds to drop. Preferably wait until the spring before cultivating the ground to avoid leaving bare soil over winter. Cultivating the soil may stimulate growth of fallen seed but it may be necessary to supplement with further sowing in subsequent years.
|Suggested management regime|
|Leave uncut until spring||Cut and collect clippings and cultivate||Leave soil bare to allow germination and/or sow new seed||Allow to flower and seed||Leave uncut until spring|
For further information regarding the Cornfield Annuals 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