Calcareous Soils BW4 80:20

This wildflower mixture is a great option on chalky soil types, and the mix also works well for consolidating banks due to the deep-rooting traits of many of the wildflower species. This is a blend of 20 perennial wildflower species including cowslip, red campion and yarrow which will give a natural looking display of colour for many summers.


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80/20 Calcareous Soil Mixture

Lady’s Bedstraw Common Birds-Foot-Trefoil Fine Fescue
Wild Carrot Oxeye Daisy Cocksfoot
Black Medick Marjoram Crested Dogstail
Black Knapweed White Compion Yorkshire Fog
Yellow Rattle Common Sorrell Small Leaved Timothy
Ribwort Plantain Self Heal Bent Grass
Meadow Buttercup Musk Mallow Meadow Fescue
Red Clover Meadow Vetchling Tall Fescue
Pignut Sainfoin Glaucous Sedge
Hoary Platain
Small Scabious
Lesser Trefoil

Recommended sow rate 3-5g/m²

One of the most important things to remember is to start with a weed-free seed bed to reduce the weeds from competing with the wildflowers.

1. Cultivate and spray off any weeds.
2. Mix the seed well in the bag/box before planting. If you have problems drilling or broadcasting by hand you can mix with a fine dry sand to give some weight to the seed.
3. Broadcast or drill the seed into a clean weed-free seedbed.
4. Roll the ground before, then flat roll after planting.

Once you have sown the mixture, it is very important to manage the growth for the first year. This includes cutting and weeding if possible. If sowing in the autumn, cut the sward when the grass gets established and keep it down to help the flower seeds to germinate. If sowing in the spring, again keep the grass low for the first growing season.