Wildflower seeds – 5gms -‘ Touch of Summer’
The wildflowers are attractive to Bees and other insect pollinators in the natural environment. This is a medium height wild flower seed mixture and reaches about 1/2 metre tall. The wild flower seed mixture does not contain grass.
The mixture consists of the following wild flowers:
1. Cornflower – Centaurea cyanus
2. Pacific Beauty English Marigold – Calendula officinalis
3. Sunbow Zinnia – Zinnia elegans
4. Eschscholzia – Eschscholzia californica
5. Trianon Cosmos – Cosmos bipinnatus
Soil Types / Manure
Choose a good well drained soil in an open or sunny site. Avoid using land that is completely shaded or covered by trees. The wild flower seed mixture is ideal for soils that are more fertile with good levels of organic matter or high in natural nutrients.
When to Sow
April to May
Sow the seeds thinly at about 2 gms /sq metre directly onto the soil where you want the wildflowers to grow and lightly cover. The seeds should be sown onto a bare ground area that has been worked into a reasonably fine tilth. The seeds must not be sown into an area that is already covered by lawn.
The wildflower seeds should germinate in 8-10 days given good growing conditions of warmth and moisture.
The plants should start flowering around mid June, depending on the seasons growing conditions such as warmth and moisture and date of planting. Flowering should continue until about the beginning of November subject to early frosts. The Cornflower flowers first along with the Eschscholzia, followed by the Zinnia and finally the Trianon and Pacific Beauty English Marigold. The wildflower seed mixture gives a good cover and can be seen from a distance. The wildflowers are attractive to Bees and other insect pollinators in the natural environment.
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