Grow your own little piece of nature to help the Bees and other insects. The seed mixture gives a good cover and a ready source of nectar for pollinating insects.
This is a tall mixture and reaches from 1 – 1.5 metres tall on fertile soils. The mixture does not contain grass. The main picture above is an overall view as the colour varies during the flowering season.
The mixture consists of the following flowers:
1. Cornflower – Centaurea cyanus
2. Cosmos Sulphureus – Cosmos Sulphureus
3. Cosmos Bipinnatus Sensation – Cosmos bipinnatus
4. Sunbow Zinnia – Zinnia elegans
5. Tithonia Torch – Tithonia species
Soil Types / Manure
Good well drained soil in an open or sunny site. Avoid using land that is completely shaded or covered by trees.
The seed mixture is appropriate for dry soils as a lack of water will only tend to limit growth height.
The mixture of seeds is suitable for soils that are fertile where full height will be reached.
When to Sow
April to May
Sow thinly at about 2 gms /sq metre directly onto the soil where you want the flowers 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 seeds should germinate in 8-10 days given the correct climatic conditions of warmth and moisture.
The plants should start flowering from around the end of June, depending on 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 followed by the Cosmos Sulphureus, then the Zinnia, followed by the Tithonia and finally the Cosmos bipinnatus.
The Sunbow Zinnia will provide several waves of flowers.
The Flower mixture gives a good cover, can be seen from a distance and is attractive to Bees and other pollinators in the natural environment.
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