Often used as an alternative to grass in difficult to mow areas, this mixture contains not only perennial, but annual and biennial species too. This relatively short mini-meadow absolutely bursts with colour from the first year. In the second year the perennials bloom, producing magnificent floral scenes until early summer.
Formerly named 'Short & Perennial' seed mix
A colourful collection of cottage garden favourites, chosen for their value to wildlife and combined to create drifts of meadowy blooms. Successive flowering over several months will provide a continuous food source for pollinators. Sow directly onto prepared soil. Perfect for wildlife gardens, community spaces and urban ecology.
Average height: 50cm
Aspect: Sunny area
Soil type: Loam, Dry, Clay
Sowing time: September-October and March-June
First signs of blossom: 6 to 8 weeks after sowing. From April in the second year
Average flowering period: 3 months
Coverage: 3, 7, 30 and 50+ square metre pack sizes
Main colours: Multicoloured with dominant yellows and oranges
29 annual & perennial species including: Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), Bellis perennis (Common Daisy), Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower), Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Chrysanthemum paludosum (Creeping Daisy), Dimorphotheca sinuata (Cape Marigold), Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy), Gaillardia aristata (Blanket Flower), Gilia leptantha (Fineflower Gillia), Linum perenne (Perennial Flax), Myosotis alpestris (Alpine Forget-Me-Not), Nemophila maculata, Nigella damascena (Love in a Mist) and Viola cornuta (Horned Violet).
Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage. Seed packs are supplied ready-mixed with husks for ease of distribution.