Floodplain Meadow Wildflower Mix 1kg

SKU: 190336

Sale price£49.00 ex. VAT
£58.80 inc. VAT
(minimum of 1)


The floodplain meadow wildflower mix is designed to suit areas which are subject to occasional waterlogging such as floodplains and inundation pastures. The mix mimics the MG4 (floodplain) and MG8 (flood pasture) National Vegetation Classification categories and is characterised by plants which can withstand intermittent waterlogging. This wildflower mix is most suited to soils with a neutral pH.

Neutral grasslands, such as in the MG National Vegetation Classification category, 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 Main flowering period Sowing Rate Bag Weight Bag Coverage
20% wildflower & 80% grass June - September 5 g/m2 1 kg 200 m2


The Floodplain meadow wildflower mix contains 20% native wildflower seeds and 80% slow growing grasses.


Scientific Name Common Name 80/20 mix
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 0.6%
Centaurea nigra Common knapweed 1.2%
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet 1.0%
Galium palustre Marsh bedstraw 0.2%
Hypericum tetrapterum Square-stalked St John's wort 0.6%
Hypochaeris radicata Common cat's-ear 0.6%
Lathyrus pratensis Meadow vetchling 0.6%
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye daisy 1.4%
Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot trefoil 1.0%
Lotus pedunculatus Greater birdsfoot trefoil 0.8%
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort plantain 1.6%
Primula veris Cowslip 0.4%
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal 1.4%
Ranunculous acris Meadow buttercup 1.6%
Rhinanthus minor Yellow rattle 1.0%
Rumex acetosa Common sorrel 0.8%
Sanguisorba officinalis Great burnet 0.8%
Scorzoneroides autumnalis Autumn hawkbit 0.8%
Silaum silaus Pepper saxifrage 0.4%
Silene flos-cuculi Ragged robin 0.4%
Stachys officinalis Betony 0.6%
Succisa pratensis Devil's-bit scabious 0.6%
Trifolium pratense Red clover 1.2%
Vicia cracca Tufted vetch 0.4%


Scientific Name Common Name 80/20 mix
Agrostis capillaris Creeping bent 2%
Alopecurus geniculatus Marsh foxtail 2%
Alopecurus pratensis Meadow foxtail 2%
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet vernal grass 3%
Cynosaurus cristatus Crested dogstail 28%
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted hair-grass 2%
Festuca rubra Red fescue 36%
Holcus lanatus Yorkshire fog 4%

Application Recommendations

Where to use

The Wetlands & pond edge wildflower mix is suited to poorly-drained soils which are subject to periodic waterlogging.

Soil pH Soil Types Soil Fertility Topography Soil moisture
5.5 - 7.5 Any Low nutrient Upland
Poorly 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 Floodplain 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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