WF17 Cultivated Annuals

A mixture of native and domesticated annuals to provide a floral display from Early April - September.

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Description

A vibrant display of colours created from a collection of cultivated annual species. This mixture is ideal where there is no requirement for UK native species on sites where they pose no risk to colonising natural habitats. Perfect for use on urban roundabouts or on derelict brown field sites where temporary colour is required.  If sown from late March to late May then assuming adequte moisture and warmth this mix should flower after 60 -80 days. Supplementing many of our standard grass and wildflower mixtures with annuals is a good way of providing first season colour to wildflower sowings that have to be done in March - June i.e. when sowing WFG6 in late May @ 5g/m2 you could supplement with WF17 @ 1g/m2 to ensure a floral display in Mid August  - September, therefore providing some display where ordinarily the first notable flowering from the perennial species in WFG6 would be the following year once the mixture had estabilshed.

The inclusion of some domesticated species extends the flowering period of this mixture with the earliest flowers appearing in Late March, this does however depend upon favourable temperatures early in the year and in cold Springs flowering will occur later.

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Product Name WF17 (Cultivated Annuals)
Mixture Breakdown 10.0% CALENDULA ART SHADES (Calendula Art Shades)
10.0% CORN MARIGOLD (Chrysanthemum segetum)
17.5% CORN POPPY (Papaver rhoeas)
10.0% CORNCOCKLE (Agrostemma githago)
7.50% CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus)
10.0% NIGELLA OXFORD BLUE (Nigella Oxford Blue)
15.0% PURPLE TANSY (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
15.0% STOCKS VIRGINIAN MIX (Stocks Virginian Mix)
5.00% TICKSEED (Coreopsis)

Supplier: Germinal Amenity
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Tel: 01522 868714
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Usage Guide

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Sowing Rate 2g/m2
Sowing Time March - October
Sowing Depth 10mm
Sowing Instructions Create a fine friable seedbed down to 150mm in depth. Carry out two equal sowings at right angles to each other and diagonally to main axis. Broadcast manually or use seed drill, rake level and roll. Ensure good seed to soil contact.
Maintenance
Autumn or Spring Sown (First year)
August/September Cut back arising to 70mm and remove clippings ensuring that all seeds are shaken from senesced seed heads. Alternativiely leave simply leave plants to die back naturally
Maintenance thereafter
March - April In most situations sowings of 100% annuals will require resowing at 1g/m2 the first few Springs after the inital sowing. After a few years of resowing a seedbank will have built up and simple soil disturbance in early Spring will be sufficent to regenerate flowers every Spring.
August/September Cut back arising to 70mm and remove clippings ensuring that all seeds are shaken from senesced seed heads. Alternativiely leave simply leave plants to die back naturally
For greater detail on all aspects of Wildflower meadow management please refer to our guide to wildflower meadow management.

Supplier: Germinal Amenity
Web: germinalamenity.com
Tel: 01522 868714
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