Butterfly Mix Seedball Pouch For Larger Wildflower Meadows

100-ball grab bag, ideal for creating larger wildflower patches. A mix of purple, pink and blue flowers designed to attract butterflies using only flowers recommended by Butterfly Conservation. Includes Purple Loosestrife, Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Red campion and Yarrow, plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.

Best scattered in Spring or Autumn. Full instructions included on the back of the pack. Coverage for 5 square metres. 

Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis)

Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.

Height: 10-40cm

Flowers: April to October

Forget me nots have been used in the past for their astringent properties. The name Myosotis is derivation of the Latin and Greek for mouse and ears.

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)

Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.

Height: 40-70cm

Flowers: June to August

The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre that can be used for clarifying sugar.

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

A tall perennial with a spectacular spike of magenta flowers.

Height: up to 150cm

Flowers: June to August

A beautiful ornamental plant well suited to boggy areas.

Red Campion (Silene dioica)

A perennial with rose pink petals.

Height: 20-60cm

Flowers: March to November

Silenus the merry god of the woodlands in Greek mythology, gave his name to Silene dioica. The second part of its scientific name, dioica, means 'two houses', and refers to the fact that each Red Campion plant has flowers of one sex only, so that two plants are needed to make seeds.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

A perennial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head.

Height: 8-60cm

Flowers: June to August

Yarrow is a common herb that has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, it is said that Achilles used this herb to treat the wounds of his soldiers.

Butterfly Mix Seedball Pouch For Larger Wildflower Meadows

£11.95Price