High Nutrient Soils Annuals & Perennials Wildflower Mix

SKU: 190848

Weight: 1kg
Sale price£119.35 ex. VAT
£143.22 inc. VAT
(minimum of 1)


The high nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix can be used in areas that have previously been cultivated or which have high levels of nutrients. The mix contains both annual and perennial species to ensure flowering in the first year of sowing. Wildflower meadows are usually more suited to lower nutrient soils but this mix has been developed with a range of species which are better adapted to competing with other plants in a higher nutrient environment. Yellow Rattle is also included in the mix; this annual species helps meadows to establish wildflower by suppressing growth of grasses by up to 60%, leaving more space for the wildflowers to grow. The high nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix can be sown into an existing sward or onto newly prepared ground.

*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


The High nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix contains a range of annual wildflowers to give colour in the first year after sowing; this enables the perennial species to establish and begin flowering from year two onwards. The mix is composed of 100% native wildflowers.

Annual Wildflowers

Scientific Name Common Name 100% mix
Agrostemma githago Corncockle 10.0%
Anthemis arvensis Corn chamomile 4.5%
Centaurea cyanus Cornflower 6.0%
Glebionis segetum Corn marigold 4.5%
Papaver rhoeas Corn poppy 1.5%
Rhinanthus minor Yellow rattle 7.0%

Perennial Wildflowers

Scientific Name Common Name 100% mix
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 1.4%
Centaurea nigra Common knapweed 4.2%
Centaurea scabiosa Greater knapweed 2.8%
Daucus carota Wild carrot 2.8%
Digitalis purpurea Foxglove 2.8%
Galium verum Lady's bedstraw 4.2%
Hypericum perforatum Common St John's wort 1.4%
Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye daisy 2.1%
Malva moschata Musk mallow 2.1%
Medicago lupulina Black medic 4.9%
Myosotis arvensis Field forget-me-not 2.8%
Poterium sanguisorba Salad burnet 5.6%
Primula veris Cowslip 0.7%
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal 3.5%
Ranunculous acris Meadow buttercup 4.2%
Rumex acetosa Common sorrel 3.5%
Salvia verbenaca Wild clary 3.5%
Silene dioica Red campion 4.2%
Silene latifolia White campion 3.5%
Silene noctiflora Night-flowering catchfly 3.5%
Tragopogon pratensis Goat's-beard 2.8%

Application Recommendations

Where to use

The high nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix can be used on all reasonably well-drained soils and is suitable for soils with higher fertility than most wildflower mixes.

Soil pH Soil Types Soil Fertility Topography Soil moisture
5.5 - 7.5 Any Any 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

*The High nutrient soils annuals & perennials wildflower mix contains yellow rattle which needs around four months of temperatures < 5°C to germinate. Therefore autumn sowings are generally best for this mix.

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 High Nutrient Soils Annuals & Perennials 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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