Perennial Flowering Insect Mix

Ref: MIXPFIM

A brightly coloured perennial mixture consisting of both legumes and widlfowers. The mix once established will flower from May-September. This mix can be sown around field margins or in strips across fields.

Persistence (0-10 Years)
               
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
     

Contents per Acre%kg
certified red clover22.00.880
certified late flowering red clover20.00.800
certified alsike clover20.00.800
certified birdsfoot trefoil16.00.640
Fennel11.00.440
certified yellow trefoil5.50.220
Viper Bugloss2.00.080
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)1.00.040
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)1.00.040
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)1.00.040
Yarrow forage herb0.50.020
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£129.17 / Acre

Sowing rate: 4.0kg/acre (10.0kg/ha)

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Legume

Alsike Clover

Alsike clover is a short term perennial that fixes nitrogen. It is a true clover, not a hybrid as the name suggests. Compared to many annual clovers it can be the slowest to flower after a spring sowing.

Alsike Clover Species Guide  Buy Alsike Clover Straight

Legume

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Birdsfoot Trefoil is a legume, it grows from a basal crown, with numerous stems that can vary from prostrate to erect in growth habit. In some parts of the country it is called the 'eggs and bacon' plant.

Birdsfoot Trefoil Species Guide  Buy Birdsfoot Trefoil Straight

Legume

Late Flowering Red Clover

Red clover is one of the most popularly used true clovers in the UK. Once established itís capable of rapid growth and shows reasonably good persistence up to three years, although ongoing breeding work is being carried out to increase plant persistence. The 'single cut' or 'late' strains of red clover, notably the diploid variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering once per season, approximately 10 - 18 days later than the 'double cut' early strains.

Late Flowering Red Clover Species Guide

Wild Flower

Lesser Knapweed

Lesser knapweed is also known as common black knapweed. It is a competitive wild flower found throughout the UK and parts of western Europe, in old meadows and roadsides. It may be known as 'hardheads'.

Lesser Knapweed Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ox-eye Daisy

Ox-eye daisy is a robust wildflower species, the flower head is a typical daisy shape, with white petals and yellow central florets. They grow in solitary heads and are around three to five centimetres wide.

Ox-eye Daisy Species Guide

Legume

Red Clover

Red clover is one of the most popularly used true clovers in the UK. Once established itís capable of rapid growth and shows reasonably good persistence up to three years, although ongoing breeding work is being carried out to increase plant persistence. The highest yielding strains of red clover are called 'double cut' varieties, normally providing quick regrowth after cutting and several flushes or cuts per season. The 'single cut' strains of red clover, notably the variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering approximately 10 days later than the 'double cut' strains.

Red Clover Species Guide  Buy Red Clover Straight

Wild Flower

Wild Carrot

This is a reliable pioneer species, which is quick to germinate and establish, reaching up to 100 cm in height. It is found across the UK and Western Europe.

Wild Carrot Species Guide

Herb

Yarrow

Yarrow is a small seeded forage herb which is commonly mixed with sheep's parsley, burnet and ribgrass to increase diversity and lift trace elements from deep within the soil profile, as a specific herbs mixture, or part of a diverse grass ley. It has been noted to improve circulation and blood flow in livestock.

Yarrow Species Guide  Buy Yarrow Straight

Legume

Yellow Trefoil / Black Medick

Yellow trefoil (also known as black medick) is a short lived annual/biennial legume, with a low growth habit making it a common choice for undersowing and soil improvement.

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