WFG2 Flowering Meadow

Our most popular meadow mixture. The carefully selected range of native and some non native species creates an attractive habitat with a long flowering period for any size of area.

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Description

Creates a meadow for most urban and suburban situations, combining the UK native wildflowers and selected non-native species found in WF1 with 80% grasses to produce a grassland meadow mixture, suitable for all soil types.

The mixture is balanced to maximise the floral interest from as early as April through to September. The inclusion of a good percentage of annuals assists in giving a first season display when the mixture is sown in March or April. A great habitat for invertebrates which in turn provide food for birds and mammals. If possible when cutting in late summer an area of up to one third should be left uncut until the following Spring for overwintering invertebrates. This area should be alternated each year.

An 80:20 mix of grasses & annual and perennial flowers including Shasta Daisy, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Corn poppy, Oxeye Sunflower and Echinacea. 

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Product Name WFG2 (Flowering Meadow)
Mixture Breakdown 1.0% Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
1.5% Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
2.0% Corncockle (Agrostemma githago)
2.5% Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)
0.3% Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
0.2% Smooth Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
0.5% Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia hirta)
2.5% Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides)
0.5% Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
2.0% Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
2.0% Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis)
1.0% Lance-leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
1.0% Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)
1.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
0.3% Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
0.5% Yellow Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
1.0% Yarrow (Achilles millefolium)
0.2% Calendula Art Shades (Calendula art shades)
35.0% Sheeps Fescue (Festuca Ovina)
24.0% Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Festuca rubra litoralis)
7.5% Crested Dogstail (Cynosurus cristatus)
6.5% Tall Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatus)
5.0% Chewings Fescue (Festuca rubra commutata)
1.0% Browntop Bent (Agrostis capillaris)
1.0% Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)

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Usage Guide

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Sowing Rate 5g/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

First cut mid-September -1st October and collect the arisings.

Cutting height 70-100mm

Cut from mid-August to early October. This can be done as one cut but preferable, and if the meadow is big enough, you will cut it in sections leaving a week to a fortnight between cuts. Ensure you collect the arisings. If the meadow is large enough, consider allowing up to a fifth to stand uncut through the winter and cut down and remove the clippings in March the following year, this will provide a habitat for invertebrates and some vertebrates over the winter. Rotate this area so a different section is left uncut each year. This more closely replicates the grazing of animals which would leave some small areas not grazed.

If possible, and with the obvious exception of areas you are leaving uncut, lightly mow the sward down to 70-100mm as required throughout the winter months until March and collect the clippings.

For greater detail on all aspects of Wildflower meadow management please refer to our guide to wildflower meadow management.

Supplier: Germinal Amenity
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