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Wildflower Plants (C-G)

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.

Delivery for plug plants is 7-10 working days.  

 

For more information please see our wildflower species chart or our guide to establishing a wildflower meadow.

Campion, Bladder (Silene vulgaris) Plant

  • Perennial. An unusual plant with white, slightly drooping flowers above a purplish veined bladder.
  • A nectar plant for butterflies.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: well drained soil and full sun
  • Height: 22-40cm.

Campion, Red (Silene dioica) Plant

  • Perennial. A lovely specimen to brighten hedgerows, meadows and shady spots in the garden.
  • Bright rose-pink flowers
  • Flowers: April - September
  • Requires: Part shade
  • Height: 30-60cm

Campion, Sea (Silene maritima) Plant

  • Perennial. Solitary white flowers with a net veined 'bladder' and thick waxy leaves Ideal for a rockery.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15cm

    Campion, White (Silene alba) Plant

    • Perennial, pure white flowers.
    • Often growing on the edge of cornfields, hedgerows and waste ground.
    • Flowers: May - October
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: To about 1m

    Carrot, Wild (Daucus carota) Plant

    • Biennial with white umbelliferous flowers with a pink tinge.
    • Good for drying.
    • Looks good growing with scabious.
    • Flowers: June - October
    • Requires: Sun/well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30-40cm

    Cat's-ear, Common (Hypochaeris radicata) Plant

    • Perennial. A good meadow component with rich yellow flowers and dandelion-like seed heads
    • Flowers: May to September
    • Requires: Sun/Part shade
    • Height: 30-45cm

    Catchfly, Nottingham (Silene nutans) Plant

  • Drooping white, dainty night scented flowers. Attractive to moths
  • Flowers: May to July
  • Requires: Dry place in the sun  
  • Height: 25 - 60cm

    Chamomile, Corn (Anthemis arvensis) Plant

  • Annual. Produces white, 'daisy' fragrant flowers.
  • Flowers: May-July.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30 cm.

    Chamomile, Lawn (Anthemis nobilis) Plant


    • A pleasantly aromatic plant with small, white, daisy-like flowers
    • Can be used as ground cover and does look a lot like a grass lawn 
    • Flowers: June-August
    • Requires: Sunny position with well-drained soil
    • Height: 10-20cm, plant 10cm apart (75 plugs/m2)

    Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Plant

  • Dainty clear blue, star-like flowers. Grow up against a wall or fence for best effect
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Grows in most soils
  • Height: 30 - 90cm

    Clary, Meadow (Salvia pratensis) Plant

    • Perennial. Soft hairy plant to about 1m with violet-blue flowers.
    • Flowers: May - August
    • Requires: Dry Grassland, Hay meadows, grassy paths
    • Height: 80 - 100 cm 

    Clover, Wild Red (Trifolium pratense) Plant

  • Perennial. Trefoil leaves and pinkish-red clover rounded flower heads.
  • Essential component of the spring meadow.
  • Flowers: May - September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 10-45cm.

    Clover, Wild White (Trifolium repens) Plant

    • Perennial. Evergreen creeping plant, 3-lobed leaves. White flowers, 10mm, smelling faintly of honey. Found in garden lawns - will stay greener during drought conditions.
    • Attracts bees and other insects when in flower
    • Flowers: May - September.
    • Requires: Found in all types of grassland, lawns, waste ground, footpaths.
    • Height: 10-20cm, but will adapt to being cut short in a lawn. 

    Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) Plant

    • Perennial. Long stalked with long-spurred blue-violet flowers.
    • Flowers: June - July.
    • Requires: Woodland edges and roadsides, damp woods, dry and damp grasslands.
    • Height: to about 60cm 

    Corn Cockle (Agrostemma githago) Plant

  • A softly hairy annual, With beautifully intricate reddish - purple flowers.
  • Flowers: June-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 60-120 cm

    Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Plant

  • Annual, well known in gardens in various colour forms.
  • Has bright blue flowers.
  • Flowers: June-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30-60cm

    Cowslip (Primula veris) Plant

    • Perennial. Flowers scented 10-15mm, clustered on a long, leafless stem.
    • Deep yellow with orange markings in centre.
    • Flowers: April - May.
    • Requires: Dry Grassland & scrubland, not acid soils.
    • Height: 15 - 30cm.

    Cranesbill, Hedge (Geranium pyrenaecium) Plant

    • Mauvish/Pink flower form on evergreen leaves. A showy, versatile plant .
    • Flowers: May onwards
    • Requires: Sun or part shade. Likes well drained soils
    • Height: 22-45cm.

    Cranesbill, Meadow (Geranium pratense) Plant

    • Perennial. Large purplish veined flowers, 30mm.
    • Flowers usually in pairs on longer stems.
    • Flowers: July - August.
    • Requires: Meadows, woods. Damp-dry, none acidic soils.
    • Height: 50-100cm.

    Daisy (Bellis perennis) Plant

    • Perennial. One of our best-known lawn wild flowers.
    • Flowers: June - September.
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: 4-6 cms 

    Daisy, Ox-eye (Leucanthemum vulgare) Plant

    • A well known popular wild flower with lovely, large, white daisy flowers.
    • Also known as the Dog Daisy.
    • Seen in meadows and along roadsides.
    • Flowers: May - September
    • Requires: Sun well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30 - 60 cm.

    Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Plant

    • Perennial. A golden blaze of colour in the May meadows and banks. Flowers composed of bright yellow ray-florets.
    • Flowers: April - June
    • Requires: Rich meadows, pastures, fields or waste ground. 
    • Height: to 50 cm

    Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris) Plant

    • Perennial. Fern-like leaves and foamy cream flowers opening from pink buds
    • Flowers: May - August
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: 60-90cm

    Evening-Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Plant

    • Biennial. Leaves toothed or with entire margins. Yellow flowers 2-3 cms wide. Tolerant of infertile soils.
    • Flowers: June - October
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: Up to 1m 

    Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) Plant

    • Characteristic bright yellow daisy like flowers.An excellent plant for problem deep shade areas.
    • Flowers: July onwards
    • Requires: Semi-shade to deep shade
    • Height: 15-45 cm

    Figwort, Common (Scrophularia nodosa) Plant

    • Perennial. Tall erect plant, leaves are paired and short-stalked, flowers are greenish-brown with a purple upper lip.
    • Flowers: June - September
    • Requires: Damp woods, hedges, damp soil.
    • Height: 60-80 cm

    Figwort, Water (Scrophularia aquatica) Plant

    • Perennial. Tall erect plant, leaves are paired and short-stalked, flowers are greenish-brown with a purple upper lip.
    • Flowers: June - September
    • Requires: Damp woods, hedges, damp soil.
    • Height: 60-80 cm

    Fleabane, Common (Pulicaria dysenterica) Plant

    • Perennial. Soft hairy plant, arrow shaped leaves with underground runners. Lower leaves start dying near flowering time. Yellow flower 15-30mm.
    • Flowers: July-September
    • Requires: Damp meadows, riverbanks, marshes
    • Height: 30-60 cm.

    Forget-me-not, Wood (Myosotis sylvativa) Plant

    • Perennial. Hairy plant with leafy stem. Corolla blue, at 5-8 mm across, opening out flat.
    • Flowers: May - July
    • Requires: Meadows, open and damp deciduous woodland. Damp-moist soil, not acid.
    • Height: 30-40cm

    Foxglove, Wild (Digitalis purpurea) Plant

    • Found in open woods, clearings, footpaths; on acid soils.
    • This specie is a typical biennial, the flowering stem grows up in the second year
    • The plant normally dies after the seeds have been dispersed. 
    • Flowers: June/September 
    • Requires: Sun or light shade and well drained soil
    • Height: 60 - 150 cm

    Goat's-Beard (Tragopogon pratensis) Plant

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

    Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) Plant

  • 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.

    Marigold, Corn (Chrysanthemum segetum) Plant

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

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