We have wildflower mixes that contain grass and we have some without. The main reason for including grass is to create a sustainable habitat for wildlife and to prevent weeds growing - as the grass in the mix creates a nursery for the wildflowers. So, if you’re looking to create a year-round habitat (for bees and pollinators in summer and local fauna in winter) or if you have a large area you’d like to sow and keep weeds at bay, you’re best at going for a mix with grass. If you are searching for wildflowers to create a very colourful ornamental mix in a garden bed, border or planter that you may want to switch up every year, then you should opt for a mix with 100% wildflowers in it.
You should also consider the conditions you are sowing your wildflowers in. Although wildflowers can grow just about everywhere, there are some species that are better at growing in certain conditions than others – so this may limit your options slightly. Luckily, we have mixes that thrive in sandy soils, clay soils and shaded areas, too!
With all this choice, we made a handy infographic to help you find the wildflower mix you need, and below it you’ll find some further information on each mix.