Roadside & Roundabouts Wildflowers

  • Contains RHS Plants for Pollinators wildflowers
  • Brings wildlife back to road verges & roundabouts
  • Produces vibrant and versatile flora and natural wildlife habitat
From £82.80 £69.00

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Product Description

Our Roadside & Roundabouts mix is full of RHS Plants for Pollinators annuals and perennials and creates a long-lasting habitat for bees and pollinators on roadside verges and roundabouts. Grass within the mix creates a nursery for the wildflowers to maintain a weed-free bed and develop a habitat for wildlife for years to come. Cornfield annuals provide an instant pop of colour to tired and unkept verges and roundabouts, whilst perennials once established will not only reappear year after year but become familiar favourites to locals. These wildflowers help to create mini meadows that when managed and maintained will save costs on mowing and remove the need for any chemical fertilisers. Containing 100% UK native wildflowers, this mix helps councils and local authorities to reclaim their road verges and roundabouts and provide nature with a local home.

For our comprehensive guide on managing wildflowers on roadside verges and roundabouts, email expert@thegrasspeople.com. Please note, this mix is for councils and/or authorities who have permission to sow wildflower mixes in these areas.

 

Mixture Breakdown

1.6% Cornflower
When does it bloom?

June - August

What colour is it?

Violet

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Centaurea cyanus

Description

Cornflower was previously considered a weed in amongst its cornfield annuals companions but is now accepted and widely praised as one of its finest! We're not surprised - who could dismiss those electric blue blooms?

21% Corncockle
When does it bloom?

May – September

What colour is it?

Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Agrostemma githago

Description

Corncockle is a pretty purple wildflower with tall stems and full petals and is a bright addition to any annuals mix. It is currently rare and endangered.

1% Oxeye Daisy
When does it bloom?

May - September

What colour is it?

White / Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Leucanthemum vulgare

Description

Imagine the daisy chain these would make! Oxeye Daisy is the largest member of the daisy family and its almost flat surface makes the perfect landing pad for bees and pollinators.

1.5% Wild Carrot
When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Daucus carota

Description

Part of the carrot family, Wild Carrot smells like carrots but is not the kind of one you would want to eat. Its low nutrient and drought tolerant abilities make it ideal for sandy soils.

3.2% Corn Poppy
When does it bloom?

June - August

What colour is it?

Red / Black

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Papaver rhoeas

Description

Corn Poppy is a vibrant and bright addition to any meadow and easily recognisable and identifiable throughout the UK. Of course it has meaning for many, and also adds a colourful pop to any wildflower plot!

35.3% Sheeps Fescue
When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Festuca ovina

Description

Sheeps Fescue is a grass that performs in most soil types

0.2% Sweet Vernal Grass
When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Anthoxanthum odoratum

Description

Sweet Vernal Grass is a grass that performs in most soil types

0.9% Corn Chamomile
When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

White / Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Anthemis arvensis

Description

Although Corn Chamomile looks like a daisy, it is part of the cornfield annuals family. With its flat and almost-level surface it makes the perfect pit-stop for bees and pollinators.

24% Slender Creeping Red Fescue
When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degree

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Festuca rubra

Description

Slender Creeping Red Fescue is a grass that performs in most soil types

5% Small Leaved Timothy
When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Phleum nodosum L

Description

Small Leafed Timothy is a grass that performs in most soil types

7.7% Crested Dogstail
When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Cynosurus cristatus

Description

Crested Dogstail is a grass that performs in most soil types

6.8% Tall Oat Grass
When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Arrhenatherum elatius

Description

Tall Oat Grass is a grass that performs in most soil types

1% Tufted Hair Grass
When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Deschampsia cespitosa

Description

Tufted Hair Grass is a grass that performs in most soil types

2% Red Campion
When does it bloom?

March - November

What colour is it?

Pink

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Silene dioica

Description

Red Campion has hot pink petals that make for quite the show stopper in your wildflower meadow, and can typically be found in woodland areas. Red Campion begins to flower once bluebells begin to fade, so if you notice this happening in your wildflower sward you can begin to look forward to their fuchsia blooms!

1% Salad Burnet
When does it bloom?

May – September

What colour is it?

Pink / Green

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Sanguisorba minor

Description

A perennial wildflower with toothed leaves and pink flowers, its leaves when crushed smell like cucumber and used to be used in salads!

0.3% Birdsfoot Trefoil
When does it bloom?

May – September

What colour is it?

Yellow / Red

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Lotus corniculatus

Description

Birdsfoot Trefoil is part of the pea family and grows up to 35cm. It is well known for its yellow slipper like petals and red centre, which has given it the nickname of 'Eggs and Bacon'!

Usage Guide

For our comprehensive guide on managing wildflowers on roadside verges and roundabouts, email expert@thegrasspeople.com. Please note, this mix is for councils and/or authorities who have permission to sow wildflower mixes in these areas.

Sowing Rate 5g per m2
When For best results sow in September

Aftercare

For our comprehensive guide on managing wildflowers on roadside verges and roundabouts, email expert@thegrasspeople.com. Please note, this mix is for councils and/or authorities who have permission to sow wildflower mixes in these areas.

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