Wild Flower Mixtures

Page 26 top right (2)KINGSFORD VIBRANT ANNUALS               (Sowing Rate – 3g/m²)

A very colourful eye catching mixture. Rapid flowering from 8 weeks post sowing until late autumn.

  • Sow in the Spring
  • Good level of drought resistance
  • Growing height of 50-60cm
  • Fast establishment and flowering
  • Sustained flowering throughout the season

What’s in the Mixture

  • Cornflower
  • Cosmos
  • Golden Tickseed
  • Mountain Gold
  • Californian Poppy
  • Corn Poppy
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Flowering Flax Red
  • Soapworts

 

 

KINGSFORD HERITAGE – 80% Grass & 20% Wildflower

(Sowing Rate – 5g/m²)

  • Kingsford Heritage is a popular wildflower mixture containing species that are most commonly found in Scotland and Northern England.
  • It is a general purpose mixture for landscaping on a variety of soil types.
  • It can take a few years for our perennial wildflowers to establish and give a full display therefore, we add 2% of cornfield annuals and this gives colour from the first year if sown in the early part of the year.

What’s in the Mixture

  • Ox-eye Daisy
  • Lady’s Bedstraw
  • Red Campion
  • Self Heal
  • Yarrow
  • Meadow Buttercup
  • Black Knapweed
  • Birdsfoot Trefoil
  • Devilsbit Scabious
  • Corn Cockle
  • Corn Chamomile
  • Corn Marigold
  • Field Poppy
  • Cornflower
  • Sheeps Fescue
  • Chewings Fescue
  • Crested Dogstail
  • Browntop Bent
  • Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
  • Sweet Vernal Grass
  • Wavy Hair Grass

 

KINGSFORD CORN ANNUALS                     (Sowing Rate – 2g/m²)

A mixture of wildflowers of Scottish and British provenance. This mixture is easily established and colours up very quickly in the first year of establishment. Corn annuals may be added to other wildflower mixtures to provide good colour in the first year of establishment. Contains 100% wildflowers.

  • Corn Chamomile
  • Field poppy
  • Corn Marigold
  • Cornflower
  • Corn Cockle

 

GROUND PREPARATION FOR SOWING

The annual flowers will last only one year as the name suggests completing their life cycle from establishment to flowering to setting seed all in one year. It is important to sow these mixtures as early as possible in the year to give them time to achieve their full potential. Most soils are ideal for flower meadows but should be as sterile as possible – to reduce competition from undesirable weeds and grasses. No preceding fertiliser should be applied for this reason.

To sterilise the soil, the area should be treated with an appropriate weed killer to kill all plants. Ideally, after working the ground and allowing time for any weed seeds in the soil to germinate, it should ideally be treated for a second time to reduce the weed seed bank in the soil.

Though a fine tilth is not required, soil disturbance encourages a good soil-to-seed contact. It is important not to sow too much as a heavy seed rate will encourage rapid and tall vegetative growth pre flowering that can encourage the plant to fall over on flowering. Seeds should be sown on the surface and lightly worked in. If possible, the area should be rolled to give good contact and maintain soil moisture and reduce soil erosion.


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