Luxury woodland and shade wild flower seed mixture
My native seed mixtures are unique, so please browse through their contents by scrolling further down this page and you will see many species, such as wild Orchid and Helleborine, which are not usually available within a commercially available mix. All seed is of native British origin.
Woodlands tend to be a less floristically diverse and colourful habitat when compared to meadows; to compensate for this I have created a unique woodland mix containing an exceptionally diverse range of native woodland wild flowers, 38 in total, at a higher than normal ratio of 30% wild flowers to grasses.
Due to the rarity of some of the species in this luxury mix i can only provide up to a 666sqm pack for each customer, for larger areas i suggest you make up the rest of the seed mix using my equally special ‘Economy mix for woodland and shade’, which you can view by clicking here.
If you have a shaded area of your garden or a hedge bank that you wish to seed with wild flowers or an area under the canopy of a large tree, then this mix would be the one to choose.
Please note: dark areas under Sycamore, Holly or Beech trees etc. can be too shaded to allow for the germination of seeds, if the area is largely bare ground beneath you must question why and assume it too dark and consider either letting more light in or using my wild flower bulbs or you can use my mature wild flower plant collections for woodland if there is enough light evidenced by other plants surviving at ground level (excluding the presence of ivy or plants from bulbs).
If you fancy sowing an individual woodland wild flower consider the beautiful native white Wood Anemone (view my blog on this flower by clicking here) or the yellow Lesser Celandine (view my blog on this flower by clicking here), both are good for shaded areas where little else grows, both of these species can form a wonderful carpet of colour. You can find these on my uncommon seeds page which you can view by clicking here.
Also great for using in shaded areas is my winter and spring flowering bulb collection which you can view by clicking here.
Also see my woodland and shade plant plug collection by clicking here and my woodland and shade mature plant collection by clicking here.
To view my instruction sheet for creating a woodland or shade wild flower area using seed, click here.
|Species||Latin name||Average number of seeds contained within a 33m2 seeding pack|
|New additionBroad-leaved Helleborine||Epipactis helleborine||499|
|New additionCommon Dog Violet||Viola riviniana||41|
|Common Spotted Orchid||Dactylorhiza fuchsii||499|
|New additionCowslip||Primula veris||583|
|Devil’s-bit Scabious||Succisa pratensis||536|
|New additionEarly Purple Orchid||Orchis mascula||499|
|Garlic Mustard||Alliaria petiolata||399|
|Greater Bird’s-foot-trefoil||Lotus pedunculatus||600|
|Hairy St. John’s Wort||Hypericum hirsutum||301|
|Hedge Bedstraw||Galium album||675|
|Hedge Cranesbill||Geranium pyrenaicum||18|
|Hedge Woundwort||Stachys sylvatica||480|
|Herb Robert||Geranium robertianum||166|
|Meadow Cranesbill||Geranium pratense||20|
|Nettle-leaved Bellflower||Campanula trachelium||534|
|Perforate St John’s-wort||Hypericum perforatum||666|
|Ragged Robin||Silene flos-cuculi||834|
|Red Campion||Silene dioica||846|
|Scarlet Pimpernel||Anagallis arvensis||625|
|Square-stalked St John’s-wort||Hypericum tetrapterum||243|
|Upright Hedge-parsley||Torilis japonica||750|
|Water Avens||Geum rivale||218|
|Wood Avens||Geum urbanum||374|
|Wood Sage||Teucrium scorodonia||662|
|Common Bent||Agrostis capillaris|
|Crested Dog’s-tail||Cynosurus cristatus|
|Red Fescue||Festuca rubra ssp. rubra|
|Sheep’s Fescue||Festuca ovina|
|Slender Creeping Red Fescue||Festuca rubra ssp. litoralis|
|Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass||Poa pratensis|
|Sweet Vernal Grass||Anthoxanthum odoratum|
|Tufted Hair-grass||Deschampsia cespitosa|
|Wood Meadow Grass||Poa nemoralis|
I also have for sale seeds of some rarer individual species, such as other Orchids and Helleborines. They can be chosen from the ‘Rarities’/ ‘Additional Species’ page. Click here for details of the Additional Species.
£15.00 – £420.00 inc.VAT