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Wildflower Seeds (G-N)

Wildflower Bulbs, Wildflower Seed Mixtures and Wildflower Plug Plants. Buy Online or Call 0800 883 0169 for Advice. Boston Seeds are wholesale online seed suppliers for Private Individuals, Businesses and Sports Clubs.

 

A Guide to Wildflower Species 

Goat's-beard (Tragopogon pratensis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Yellow dandelion flowers followed by impressive seed heads which are highly attractive to birds.
  • Flowers: May - July
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30-90cm.
  • Approx. 140 seeds per gramme.

    Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) Seeds

  • Perennial. Leaves are spear-shaped and sharply toothed. Unstalked flowers cluster around each pair of upper leaves on stem. White flowers with red-spotted lower lip.
  • Flowers: July - September.
  • Requires: Overgrown pond margins, reed beds, ditches, marshes, wet-damp soils.
  • Height: 50-100cm.
  • Approx 4000 seeds per gramme

    Hard Rush (Juncus inflexus) Seeds

  • Perennial. Tufted plant, stems greyish and leafless, flowers in a loose cluster.
  • Flowers: May - July.
  • Requires: Wet grassland and moors, damp-moist soils, not acid.
  • Height: 60-100cms.
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    Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Seeds

  • Perennial. A well-loved wild flower also known as Scottish Bluebell.
  • Dainty blue 'bells' which attract bees
  • Recommended for the rockery.
  • Flowers: July on
  • Requires: Sun and dry sandy soil
  • Height: 15-45cm
  • Approx. 15000 seeds per gramme.

    Hawkbit, Autumn (Leontodon autumnalis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Dandelion-like flowers and seed heads, a good showy subject.
  • Seeds are magnets for Finches.
  • Flowers: August on.
  • Requires: Sun. Meadows
  • Height: 15cm
  • Approx. 1000 seeds per gramme.

    Hawkbit, Rough (Leontodon hispidus) Seeds

  • Perennial. A meadow plant with yellow dandelion flowers.
  • Also known as Greater Hawkbit.
  • Seed heads form a clock which attracts birds.
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-45cm
  • Approx 900 seeds per gramme

    Hedge Parsley, Upright (Torilis japonica) Seeds

  • Grey/green plant with pink dainty umbellifer flowers
  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Shade
  • Height: 45 cm
  • Approx. 500 seeds per gramme.

    Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Seeds

  • Large white umbellifer flowers often tinged pink.
  • Seed is useful bird feed in winter
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60-120 cm 
  • Approx. 150 seeds per gramme.

    Iris, Yellow-Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Seeds

  • Perennial. Sword shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers, will stand in water.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Moist situations
  • Height: 90cm
  • Approx. 20 seeds per gramme.

    Knapweed, Common (Centaurea nigra) Seeds

    • Perennial. Thistle-like purple flowers, looks good with ox-eye daisies, also known as Lesser Knapweed.
    • Flowers: June - September.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30-60cm
    • Approx 500 seeds per gramme

    Loose Silky-Bent (Apera spica-venti) Seeds

  • Annual. Delicate and feathery flower heads. Also known as "Wind Grass". Can be dried and used as a winter decoration.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Prefers light soils
  • Height: 30 – 80 cm

    Loosestrife, Purple (Lythrum salicaria) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely plant with bright red/purple spikes
  • Good in a moist border or bog garden.
  • Flowers: June-Aug
  • Requires: Damp
  • Height: 60-120cm
  • Approx. 13600 seeds per gramme.

    Mallow, Musk (Malva moschata) Seeds

  • Perennial. Pale Pink form of Musk mallow.
  • Much admired in our own garden.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 – 90 cm
  • Approx 500 seeds per gramme

    Marigold, Corn (Chrysanthemum segetum) Seeds

  • Annual. Bright yellow daisy like flowers 5cm across.
  • Flowers: June - October.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 15 – 45 cm
  • Approx. 755 seeds per gramme.

    Marjoram, Wild (Origanum vulgare)

  • Perennial. Aromatic perennial with masses dark purple buds turning to paler flowers, a good butterfly plant.
  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 10000 seeds per gramme.

    Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely plant for the bog garden or moist border.
  • Foamy clusters of small, sweetly fragrant, cream flowers.
  • Flowers: June-Sept.
  • Requires: Sun and damp soil.
  • Approx. 1400 seeds per gramme.

    Mint, Water (Mentha aquatica) Seeds

  • Perennial. Aromatic plant with minty smell. Purple stems with dense flowers at the end of the stem.
  • Flowers: July to October.
  • Requires wet meadows, wet woodland marshes, river banks. Usually on calcareous soils.
  • Height: 60- 80 cm.
  • Approx 9000 seeds per gramme.

    Mullein, Dark (Verbascum nigrum) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely plant - much admired in our garden.
  • A rosette of leaves throws up a spike of rich yellow flowers with orange anthers, grow in herbaceous border.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15 – 45cm.
  • Approx. 11000 seeds per gramme.

    Mullein, Great (Verbascum thapsus) Seeds

    • Biennial. Very tall, covered in white, woolly hairs. Long leaves, pale-yellow flowers on short stalks, grouped together on a dense spike. 
    • Flowers: July - September.
    • Requires: Woodland margins, clearings, disturbed-weedy places. Dry soil.
    • Height: 1m-1.8m.
    • Approx. 14000 seeds per gramme.

    Mustard, Garlic (Alliaria petiolata) Seeds

  • Biennial. Also known as Hedge Garlic and Jack-by-the-hedge. Hairless plant smelling of garlic when crushed. Leaves toothed and heart-shaped, long stalked. White flowers in a leafless cluster.
  • Flowers: April - July.
  • Requires: Damp deciduous woods and scrub, hedgerows. Moist-dry soils.
  • Height: 30-80cm.
  • Approx 450 seeds per gramme.

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