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 £21.60 £18.00
 

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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 [email protected] Please note, this mix is for councils and/or authorities who have permission to sow wildflower mixes in these areas.

 

Mixture Breakdown

2% 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?

0.5% 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.

0.5% 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.

0.5% 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!

35.0% 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

1.5% 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

7.5% 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

6.5% 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

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!

1.0% 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'!

0.5% 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.

0.5% Foxglove
When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

Pink / Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Digitalis purpurea

Description

Foxgloves are biennial wildflowers that when sown will reward you with blooms for two whole years. Their bright pink / purple bells are attractive to bees and pollinators who tunnel in to feed on its nectar.

1.4% Musk Mallow
When does it bloom?

July – August

What colour is it?

Pink / Lilac

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Malva moschata

Description

Musk Mallow is a light pink perennial that sits open and welcome for bees to land on. It’s easy to access pollen makes it the ideal flower for attracting bees alongside its sweet musky scent that invites them to pop in for more than just a pit stop!

0.4% Cow Parsley
When does it bloom?

May - June

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Anthriscus sylvestris

Description

Cow Parsley is a shade tolerant wildflower that can be found naturally growing in woodland areas and its stem branches out into many clusters of tiny white flowers. It is sometimes referred to as 'Queen Anne's Lace' as it was said it would bloom for Queen Anne and her ladies in waiting and resembled the lace on their dresses.

5.0% Chewings 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 rubra ssp. Commutata

Description

Chewing's Fescue is a grass that performs in most soil types

Usage Guide

For our comprehensive guide on managing wildflowers on roadside verges and roundabouts, email [email protected] 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 March/April or in September

Aftercare

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

Product Questions

Product Questions

Hi, I live on a hill and have several large sloping sections of garden leading down to hedgerow. I would like to manage the sections to encourage wildlife and cut down on maintenance. One section is approximately 25x10mts the other section is 100x10mts. Any help would be very welcome. Best - Mark
Question by: Mark Thomas on 25 Jul 2021, 10:38
Hi Mark, feel free to email any pictures of the area to [email protected] and we can make a few recommendations on mixes and also advise on preparation and sowing.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 26 Jul 2021, 13:44
Hello , I have a am area that had gravel on , I have ordered some turf to make into grass area could I put the roundabout/verge seed onto the turf, I just want to feel the grass beneath my feet and sit among wildflowers, it’s only a sm area and I haven’t a lot off money but so want to feel among nature , think it’s the best thing for the soul /wildlife, thank you for taking time to read my question best wishes x
Question by: Julie on 8 Apr 2021, 22:13
Hi Julie

Thank you for getting in touch.
If you are planning to sow wildflower seed, I would first recommend that wherever you plan to sow it, you remove the existing grass / any weeds that are in the area.

You can sow wildflower seed into an existing grass lawn, but it has varying degrees of success, so it isn't something we recommend. The existing grass would choke out the wildflower seeds and would eventually take over. Once you have cleared the bed of the existing grass / weeds, it is safe to sow your wildflower seed into this area. We do wildflower mixes with grass and some without - the main reason for including grass is to create a sustainable habitat for wildlife and to prevent weeds growing as the grass grows up and creates a nursery for the wildflowers.
If you are looking for ornamental wildflowers (just for show) they provide a habitat for bees and pollinators while they are in bloom but not throughout the year.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 9 Apr 2021, 09:17

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