Cornfield Annuals Wildflower Mix

Cornfield Annuals Wildflower mix: Use this mixture to create a bold display of British wildflowers in the first summer after sowing. Produces bright colours for maximum impact.

100% Wildflower Seed Mix

Available in 3 different quantities.

The image shows just some of the flowers found in this mix. Please see below for the full list.

plant size

Plant Size

Height: 80 cm
Spread: 100 cm
hardiness

Hardiness

Annual
Ideal type of garden

Ideal Garden

Wildflower Garden
ideal position

Position

Full Sun - Part Shade

Cornflower Annuals Wildflower mix:
Use this mixture to create a bold display of British wildflowers in the first summer after sowing. Produces bright colours for maximum impact.
100% Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Contains five British native wildflower species, including Corn Chamomile, Corn Cockle, Cornflower, Corn Marigold and Common Poppy.
  • The annual species included could be found in most cultivated soils and disturbed areas. They can be sown in a situation where 'instant' colour is required, or combined with other seed mixtures containing perennial species when flowers are required during the first year.
  • Sow at 2.5 grams per sq m

Growing Advice

How to grow your seeds:

The sowing rate of 2.5 g per sq m is designed to produce optimum results. Reducing the sowing rate is likely to result in invasion from weed species. Increasing the sowing rate generally leads to reduced diversity as the more aggressive species will out compete slower growing plants.

Mix the wildflower seeds with an inert carrier (such as sharp sand), at a ratio of four parts sand to one part seed (by weight). This makes it easier to achieve an even distribution and also provides a visual marker, it also makes it easier to see any missed patches and avoid seeding areas twice.

Gently rake the soil to cover the seeds.

Water well until seeds are well established.

Note:

Time of Year
The resulting flowers are highly influenced by the time of sowing.

A Spring sowing is likely to favour Corn Marigold and Corn Chamomile, whereas an autumn sowing favours Poppy, Cornflower and Corn Cockle.

Maintenance

How to maintain your wildflowers

First Year:

Cornfield Annual Mix contains annual species, which are be fast to establish and flower.
During the first year remove any weeds. Weed growth is common due to the action of disturbing the ground (rather than being caused by contaminated seed mixtures).

After flowering the plants will naturally die back over the winter. Allow the plants to run to seed in autumn then cut the area down using a scythe, a strimmer or a mower, leaving the cuttings for up to a week before clearing the area. This will allow them to dry and shed seeds back into the soil.

Second Year:

Depending on your sowing preference, cultivate the ground and reseed in September or March.
Over several years of reseeding, a rich seed bank will develop and simply disturbing the soil again in early spring will be sufficient to regenerate the flowers each year.

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Cornfield Annuals Wildflower Mix

Cornfield Annuals Wildflower Mix

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