Cornfield Annuals Wildflower Mix

SKU: 190842

Price:
Sale price£30.55 ex. VAT
£36.66 inc. VAT

Description

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.

Product Summary

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


Mixture

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.

Wildflowers

Scientific Name Common Name 100% mix
Anthemis arvensis Corn chamomile 5%
Agrostemma githago Corncockle 40%
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower 20%
Glebionis segetum Corn marigold 10%
Papaver rhoeas Corn poppy 10%
Silene latifolia White campion 15%

Application Recommendations

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
Any Any Any Upland
Lowland
Well drained

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.

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

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

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