What wildflower mix should I sow?
But with so many to choose from, it can be tricky to decide what mix will match your wants and maybe needs. One of the first things you should consider when deciding on a mix is what ‘type’ of wildflower meadow you are trying to achieve.
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 prevent weeds from growing - 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 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.
You should also consider the conditions you are sowing your wildflowers in. Although wildflowers can grow just about everywhere, some species are better at growing in certain conditions than others, which may limit your options slightly. Luckily, we have mixes that thrive in sandy soils, clay soils and shaded areas, too!
With all these choices, 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.
Hopefully, now you have a better idea and have decided what wildflowers you want for your garden. If so, we have helpful tips on how to sow wildflower seed and how to manage your wildflower meadow. But if you have any other questions, please let us know!