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 at 5g/m2 you could supplement with WF17 at 1g/m2 to ensure a floral display in mid-August to 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; in cold Springs, flowering will occur later.
A mix of native and non-native annual flowers including Flax, Cornflower and Cosmos.
|Product Name||WF17 (Cultivated Annuals)|
|Mixture Breakdown||7.5%||Lance-leaved Coreopsis||(Coreopsis lanceolata)|
|5.0%||Cosmos "Sensation Mix"||(Cosmos "sensation mix")|
|20.0%||Corn Poppy||(Papaver rhoeas)|
|15.0%||Stocks Virginian Mix||(Stocks virginian mix)|
|10.0%||Calendula Art Shades||(Calendula art shades)|
|10.0%||Nigella Oxford Blue||(Nigella oxford blue)|
|1.3%||Common Vetch||(Vicia sativa)|
|1.2%||Californian Poppy||(Eschsholzia californica)|
|Sowing Time||March - October|
|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||These require no maintenance although over-sowing may be required in the Spring each year until a sufficient seed bank has been built up.|
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