Shaded Areas Wildflowers

Shaded Areas Wildflowers

Creates a meadow of wildflowers that can grow in little light
Helps to provide a canopy habitat for pollinators and wildlife
Makes use of forgotten-about shady spaces

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Product Description

Growing wildflowers in shady spaces doesn’t have to be difficult – all you need is the right seed! We cultivated this Shaded Area wildflower mix, so that it contains only the wildflowers that are the very best at growing in little light and are similar to what you would find growing naturally beneath trees or in a woodland setting. With annuals, perennials and grass -  this mix will help you to create the meadow you’ve longed for in the darker parts of your garden. Containing RHS Plants for Pollinators wildflowers, this mix will attact bees and other pollinators.

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Mixture Breakdown

White Campion

whitecampion

When does it bloom?

May -  October

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Silene latifolia

Description

The white sibling of Red Campion, this wildflower still holds it on with its lengthy rayed petals. At night time it is said to produce a clover scent that is attractive to many bees and pollinators.

2%

Red Campion

redcampion

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!

3%

Lords & Ladies

lordsandladies

When does it bloom?

April – May

What colour is it?

Green / Red

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Arum maculatum

Description

Lords & Ladies sprouts red-orange berries and is a perennial wildflower. This wildflower particularly loves the shade, so if you have a bald & blind spot in your garden - it'll fit right in!

0.2%

Foxglove

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.

0.1%

Meadow Sweet

meadowsweet

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Filipendula ulmaria

Description

Meadow Sweet produces frothy clusters of sweet-smelling white flowers. It can be found and favours woodland shaded areas with damp soil

0.5%

Ragged Robin

raggedrobin

When does it bloom?

May – July

What colour is it?

Pink

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Lychnis flos-cuculi

Description

Ragged Robin is a pretty-in-pink perennial with starburst petals, its bright colours and nutritious nectar makes it a fan favourite of bees and butterflies alike.

0.1%

Sweet Cicely

sweetcicely

When does it bloom?

May - June

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Myrrhis odorata

Description

Sweet Cicely is an aromatic wildflower that as you may have guessed, smells sweet. This alone makes it very attractive to bees and pollinators, but its tens of tiny white buds also help!

2%

Hedge Bedstraw

hedgebedstraw

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Galium mollugo

Description

Hedge Bedstraw is also known as 'False Baby Breath' as it bears a resemblance to the wildflower. As its more common name suggests, you can find Hedge Bedstraw in shaded areas.

2%

Ramsons

ramsons

When does it bloom?

April - June

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Allium ursinum

Description

Ramsons are also known as Wild Garlic! You'll know if you have this one in your garden right away by the heady garlic scent it produces - you can also pick them and use them in your cooking also!

0.5%

Wood Sage

woodsage

When does it bloom?

July - September

What colour is it?

White / Occasionally purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Teucrium scorodonia

Description

Although it may resemble the herb sage, this wildflower's leaves aren't the best for cooking - but its white flowers that are occasionally purple, are the best for admiring!

0.5%

Tall Fescue

tallfescue

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 Grass

Latin Name

Festuca arundinacea

Description

Tall Fescue is a grass that performs in most soil types 

25%

Bluebell

bluebell

When does it bloom?

April – May

What colour is it?

Violet

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Description

How can you not love this woodland wildflower that can often be found growing underneath trees or dark moist spaces! Sadly, native UK bluebells are under threat from Spanish Bluebells, that are lot more ruthless in their rooting. Luckily, you can find UK native Bluebell's in our Shaded Area Wildflower Mix

2%

Crested Dogstail

cresteddogstail

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 Grass

Latin Name

Cynosurus cristatus

Description

Crested Dogstail is a grass that performs in most soil types 

15%

Slender Creeping Red Fescue

slendercreepingredfescue

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 Grass

Latin Name

Festuca rubra

Description

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

25%

Wood Avens

woodavens

When does it bloom?

May – November

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Geum urbanum

Description

Wood Avens can be naturally found in dark and warm spaces and brightens them up with its yellow star-like petals.

1%

Hedge Parsley (Upright)

hedgeparsley

When does it bloom?

July - September

What colour is it?

White / Occasionally purple

Annual or Perennial?

Annual  

Latin Name

Anthriscus sylvestris

Description

Wood Avens can be naturally found in dark and warm spaces and brightens them up with its yellow star-like petals.

0.5%

Wood Meadow Grass

woodmeadowgrass

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 Grass

Latin Name

Poa nemoralis

Description

Wood Meadow Grass is a grass that performs in most soil types 

5%

Strong Creeping Red Fescue

strongcreepingredfescue

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 Grass

Latin Name

Festuca rubra

Description

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

10%

Yellow Flag

yellowflag

When does it bloom?

June - August

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Iris pseudacorus

Description

Yellow Flag is the common name for Yellow Iris, a perennial wildflower that is a tripod of hooked yellow blooms. It enjoys damp conditions so can often be found on the forest floor.

1.6%

Garlic Mustard

garlicmustard

When does it bloom?

April – June

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Alliaria petiolate

Description

Garlic Mustard is a pretty white perennial that can be typically found in hedgerows and woodland where it thrives in dark and moist soils. If you're wondering how it got Garlic in its name, when its leaves are crushed they smell of it!

0.8%

Betony

betony

When does it bloom?

June - October

What colour is it?

Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Stachys officinalis

Description

Betony is related to the nettle family and produces bright magenta blooms. It is thought that when you see Betony, it is an indication that ancient woodlands are near.

0.2%

Corncockle

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. 

1.8%

Corn Marigold

marigold

When does it bloom?

June -  October

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Glebionis segetum

Description

Corn Marigold is a bright ray of sunshine on a gloomy day. Its orange-yellow petals burst into life in June and last all the way through until October. Part of the cornfield annuals family, although this annual may have one showing - it’s a showstopper!

1%

Bugle

bugle

When does it bloom?

April - July

What colour is it?

Violet

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Ajuga reptans

Description

Bugle is sometimes called carpet weed for its creeping ability to 'carpet' a forest floor with its dark purple blooms. Whilst bees keep this wildflower on their radar, it’s a firm favourite with butterflies.

0.1%

Greater Stitchwort

greaterstitchwort

When does it bloom?

April - July

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Stellaria holostea

Description

Greater Stitchwort has a funny nickname - Daddy's Shirt Buttons! This is because when it disperses its seeds they pop open! This white wildflower has a star-like appearance with five petals that then split into two, making it a very special wildflower to come across in woodland areas.

0.1%

Usage Guide

How to Use this Product

Remove any existing grass, plants or flora
Further remove the top 5-10cm to reduce soil fertility
Remove stones and other debris and rake the area to create a fine, level seedbed
Scatter the seed at a rate of 5g per m2
Lightly rake the area to cover the seed and water well

Recommended Usage

Sowing Rate 5g per m2
Sowing Depth 20 - 40mm
When For best results sow in September

Aftercare

I’ve sown my wildflower seed in April / May (spring)

In August / September of the first year you have sown your wildflower seed, cut your wildflower sward to 7cm after flowering – you can do this by putting your mower on a high setting. In most cases remove clippings* (Note: a late spring sowing will result in late flowering). Do not be tempted fertilise or add top soil to this area – wildflowers prefer poor soil conditions, and this is how they should stay. Continue this same process, year after year. *If you have annual wildflowers in your mix and you do not wish them to return the following year, remove the clippings. If you want your wildflowers to return the following year - let them go to seed head, and manually assist their self-seeding by firming the seed heads into the soil. By doing this, your annuals will return the following year.

I’ve sown my wildflower seed in September / October (autumn)

In March / April of the first year of sowing your wildflower seed, make sure there is sufficient material to mow – your wildflowers / grasses should be at a height of 10cm. If your wildflowers are at this height, mow to 7cm no later than mid-April, as this will delay their blooming process. In August / September, after they have bloomed, cut your wildflower meadow again to 7cm, remove all clippings unless you want your annuals to return. If you wish for your annual wildflowers to make a reappearance the following spring, follow the process above by letting the seed heads drop into the soil, and give them a helping hand by firming them into the soil.

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Hello, I've noted the best time to sow this seed is September (nature's sowing time of course!) But will I get reasonable results by sowing now in Spring?
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What is best time to sow this?
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I'm after a wild flower mix that would be suited to a chalk/clay field.
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Hello Grass People

I have a small unused raised flower bed about 3m x 5m and I’m not interested in gardening so I was hoping something like could answer my prayers? If this is an answer would it need mowing at all and could I get away with sowing it now and how do you sow stuff?

Thanks

Nick
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What is the best way to sow your wild flower seeds to ensure an even coverage, the area I am hoping to develop is about 20m sq.
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I have ordered some shaded areas seeds and wondered is January an adequate time to sow ?
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Can I sow wildflower seeds directly on to raked grass or would it need to be dug up?
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Wen do I plant my wild flower seed it’s for a shaded area
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I am planning a wildflower area beneath some apple trees and will probably go for the Shaded Area seed. Can you tell me how often and when this should be cut. I will be sowing next month (April).
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I want to plant some wildflower seed in a shaded area of my garden, probably in the next couple of weeks, will I see flowers this summer?
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Hello may I please know if I can plant these now (May)
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Hello,

I'm wondering if I sow this now (September) will the grass grow before winter or will the soil be bare over winter as the current grass will obviously need cutting back before sowing? I am very new to gardening!

I have inherited a garden with currently a lot of long grass that hasn't been mown often, however no wildflowers as it is mainly docks, weeds and lawn-type grasses, but this might provide shelter for some creatures so don't want to cut it right back if it will be bare for a long time?

Thanks!

Thanks,

Louise.
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Is it too late to sow late October in the UK?
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Hi,
I have a north facing lawn that gets some sun but is partly shaded. It’s patchy and lots of dandelions. How could I prepare it for sowing these to create a little meadow?
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I'm just wondering what soil would be best for these? I have a shaded area but with chalky soil.
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HI
I'm interested to know the provenance of your seed - is it UK provenance ?
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Hi I have removed existing lawn to find shallow soil and some building aggregate. The area is North facing, only a little direct sunlight but not deep shade. Could i sow seed directly into this environment or would i need to improve the soil/structure?
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Hi, if I sow these in a raised bed, how often would they need watering? Thanks
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Hi, I have just ordered these seeds. I am seeding a new lawn and want the wildflower seeds for a shady strip by the fence. Is it best to mix this wildflower mix with the new grass seed or just plant the flower seed on its own?
Cheers
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Hi
I have slight hillock under an apple tree and alongside the hedge - so it is in shade. I have just killed off the ground elder that was covering it - and want to sow grass with maybe some wild flowers scattered in there. My soil is dry - and heavy chalk . What seed would you recommend?
Thanks
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I have just sown dry shade wildflower mix (late september) and was wondering if I will need to thin out the seedlings when germinated or will they sort themselves out ?
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what soil does the wild flower for shaded areas need please.
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Do the seeds have an expiration date?
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04-Nov-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Yes if the seeds produce results
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Service rating : Useful information led to buy what should be the correct product for my wildflower location. Prompt delivery just waiting for spring for the result.
Product : Thumbs up and fingers crossed for spring..
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Service rating : Excellent service would buy again
Product : Will have to wait to see if successful but product looks first class
14-Oct-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Good easy to use online service, goods were delivered within two working days as stated and packed well with strong but minimal materials.
Product : Good value and mix of wild flower seed, not yet sewn so can't comment on the quality but ought to make my wild flower patch look...
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Service rating : Easy order process and swift delivery.
Instructions/tips with product is very helpful.
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23-Sep-2019 Service:

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Great website easy to order and very quick delivery. Let’s wait and see come next summer how my seeds get on
23-Sep-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Good service and well packaged goods, best price found for the product I was looking for.
Product : Not used yet and only the future growth will provide the answer!
20-Sep-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Excellent service, fast delivery. This is the second time I’ve purchased the wildflowers meadow seed to create meadows for clients .
Great stuff I would highly recommend it this summer the meadow was fabulous despite only being the first year!
Product : Loved the colours in...
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great, looking forward to a meadow
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Service rating : Good information on website. Fast delivery
Product : Seems good but won’t know until it starts to grow

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