Cotswold Wild Flora

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A very colourful mixture of native perennial and annual wild flowers and grasses. This is our most popular wild flower mixture. We include annual species in the mixture to give an exceptional show of vivid colour during the first year. From the second year the perennial flower species begin to increase and just get better year by year. Sow between March and early May, or August and early October at 10 kg per acre or 25 kg per hectare. Species included vary occasionally. Pictured here, Gordon Crouch s farm in Devon showing the benefit of the first year annuals.

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

Contents per Kg%kg
certified common bentgrass5.00.050
certified meadow foxtail5.00.050
commercial crested dogstail15.00.150
certified chewings/red fescue20.00.200
certified smooth stalked meadow grass15.00.150
certified sheeps fescue25.00.250
native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower1.50.015
Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)1.50.015
Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)1.00.010
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)1.00.010
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)1.00.010
Meadow Buttercup0.80.008
Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)0.50.005
Meadowsweet0.50.005
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)0.50.005
Red Campion (Silene dioica)0.20.002
Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)0.30.003
White Campion (Silene latifolia)0.40.004
Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)0.30.003
Small Scabious (Scabiosa columbaria)0.30.003
Corn Cockle2.00.020
Cornflower0.50.005
Field Poppy1.00.010
Corn Marigold1.00.010
Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)1.00.010
Units Kg

£43.25 / Kg

Sowing rate: 10.0kg/acre (25.0kg/ha)

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Grass

Bentgrass

Common Bentgrass is a perennial grass with fine leaves, The seed head is delicate and attractive, opening loosely from late spring through to autumn. Older swards in heavily grazed or trampled areas may form dense, low growing clumps.

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Grass

Crested Dogstail

Traditionally a grazing grass, which helps to fill out the base of the sward. This compact tufted perennial is found in abundance in sheep pastures. It is not aggressive and grows well late into the season when other grasses are giving up. It has good winter greenness but is inclined to produce wiry stems if not cut or grazed.

Crested Dogstail Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ladys Bedstraw

This is a weakly stemmed, sprawling species, when cut is has a notable sweet smell.

Ladys Bedstraw 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

Grass

Meadow Foxtail

A tufted perennial which is widespread throughout the British Isles. It is commonly found in low lying areas, particularly in river meadows. It is noted as one of the earliest growing grasses in the spring.

Meadow Foxtail Species Guide  Buy Meadow Foxtail Straight

Wild Flower

Musk Mallow

Once establsihed musk mallow can be a robust plant, that is prolific on fertile soils, rich in nitrogen.

Musk Mallow Species Guide

Wild Flower

Ox-eye Daisy

Oxeye daisy is a robust, reliable wild flower species.

Ox-eye Daisy Species Guide

Grass

Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue

Also known as chewings fescue, this is a fine leaved, tufted grass. It is distinguished from creeping red fescue by its absence of creeping rhizomes. It remains dark green throughout most of the season.

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Legume

Sainfoin

Sainfoin is extremely palatable to livestock and has very good nutritional balance. It can be grazed or fed as hay or silage. It suits the thin soils and limestone rich downlands found in some areas of the UK. Loosely translated sainfoin in French means 'Healthy Hay'.

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Wild Flower

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)

Self heal is a low growing plant widely found throughout the UK.

Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) Species Guide

Grass

Sheeps Fescue

The finest leaved and least aggressive fescue, it is found throughout the UK. It is hardy and drought resistant and will with-stand heavy grazing or close cutting, however it has a low forage yield. It is a useful species for providing a low growing, low maintenance green cover on difficult soils. It is one of the earlier fine fescues to flower in the spring.

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Grass

Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass

Found throughout the UK in meadows and traditional pastures. It is said to be one of the greenest grasses found growing in the early spring, and is an indicator of land that is well drained and in good heart. The species itself is palatable, and nutritional to livestock, often called one of the traditional 'sweet grasses'.

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Wild Flower

Wild Carrot

This is a reliable pioneer species, which is quick to germinate and establish. It is found across the UK and Western Europe.

Wild Carrot Species Guide

Wild Flower

Yellow Rattle

Erect, annual, hairless parasitic herb. Growing upton 50cm in height. The leaves are narrow-lanceolate, coarsely toothed and slightly wrinkled on the outed edge, stalkless and arranged in opposite pairs. Flowers are situated in short leafy spikes.

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