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Wildflower Plants (Q-S)

Wildflower Bulbs, Wildflower Seed Mixtures and Wildflower 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.

Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) Plant

  • A lovely perennial with dainty pink flowers with 'ragged' petals.
  • Looks terrific in a wetland meadow with meadow buttercup.
  • Flowers: May-July
  • Requires: Damp soil and sun.
  • Height: 30-60cm

Restharrow, Common (Ononis repens) Plant

  • A good perennial meadow plant with pink pea flowers on tough stems.
  • Attractive to bees
  • Flowers: July-September
  • Requires: Dry soil and sun.
  • Height: 30cm

Sage, Clary (Salvia sclarea) Plant

  • Large aromatic leaves and decorative lilac flower bracts, used in aromatherapy
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun and well drained soils
  • Height: 60cm

    Sage, Wood (Teucrium scorodonia) Plant

  • Perennial. A good woodland subject with lovely crinkly, light green leaves and greenish-yellow flowers with prominent maroon stamens.
  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Shade.
  • Height: 30cm

    Sainfoin (Onobrychis vicifolia) Plant

    • Perennial. A bushy meadow plant with cone-shaped spikes. Aromatic perennial with masses dark red flowers turning to  pink.
    • A good butterfly plant.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Sun and well drained soil, found in meadows and along footpaths
    • Height: 40 - 50 cm

    Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria) Plant

    • Perennial. Similar to Knapweed. Violet-red flowers size 1.5cms.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Grasslands, open woods, damp-moist calcareous soils
    • Height: Up to 1 m tall.

    Saxifrage, Burnet (Pimpinella saxifraga) Plant

    • Perennial. Has a finely-ribbed stem and mostly rounded leaf lobes.
    • Flowers: May - September.
    • Requires: Dry grassland, heaths and open woodland, not acid soils.
    • Height: 50 - 100cm.

    Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata) Plant

    • Perennial. A choice plant rarely found in the wild. Masses of fine white flowers
    • Flowers: April-June
    • Requires: Sunny and well drained soils
    • Height: 10 - 22cm.

    Scabious, Devil's-bit (Succisa pratensis) Plant

  • Perennial. Soft hairy stem, flowering heads about 2cms across, compact and violet-blue.
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Poor grassland, fenland or meadows, damp-moist acid-calcareous soils.
  • Height: 50-80cm.

    Scabious, Field (Knautia arvensis) Plant

    • Perennial. Blue-lilac 'pincushion' flowers in summer.
    • Looks attractive with ox-eye daisies.
    • A nectar plant for butterflies & bees.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Sun and well drained soil.
    • Height: 30-90 cm

    Scabious, Small (Scabiosa columbaria) Plant

    • Perennial. A compact small plant with pale blue flowers, plants are a magnet for butterflies.
    • Flowers: July - August
    • Requires: Lime-rich soil and sun.
    • Height: 30cm

    Sedge, Cyperus (Carex pseudocyperus) Plant

    • Perennial. Attractive bright yellow/green tufted sedge, drooping sausage shaped flowers
    • Flowers: May - June
    • Requires: Pond side.
    • Height: 60 - 90 cms 

    Sedge, False Fox (Carex otrubae) Plant

    • Perennial. Flowers a spike of yellow - green - pale brown
    • Flowers: June- July
    • Requires: Damp
    • Height: 60 - 90 cms 

    Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Plant

    • Perennial. Tussock and rhizome forming, spreading plant, leaves to 22mm wide, drooping.
    • Flowers: May - June
    • Requires: Woods, damp-moist soil, not acid. Light-heavy shade.
    • Height: 100 - 140 cms 

    Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Plant

    • A perennial with a purple-violet flower.
    • Self-seeds readily.
    • Flowers: June on.
    • Requires: Sun or semi-shade
    • Height: Up to 20cm.

    Sheepsbit (Jasione montana) Plant

  • Biennial. Masses of soft blue scabious flowers, self-seeds readily in favourable conditions
  • Flowers: May
  • Requires: Sun, well-drained and slightly acid soil
  • Height: 20cm

    Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) Plant

    • Perennial. Leaves narrow, pointed and finely toothed.
    • Small flower heads in loose clusters.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Grasslands, marshes, damp soil. Not calcareous soils.
    • Height: 25 - 50 cms

    Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Plant

  • Perennial. Flowers weakly-scented and clustered in the upper leaves, can be pale pink or white. 
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Damp-moist soils, Found along footpaths, waste ground, hedges and river banks.
  • Height: 50 -70 cms.

    Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Plant

    • Perennial. Reddish pink flower spikes, arrow shaped leaves turn crimson.
    • Component of meadows.
    • Flowers: May-Aug.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 15-60cm.

    Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Plant

  • Perennial. Flower spikes are reddish pink - smaller than Common Sorrel - with daintier leaves.
  • Flowers: May-August.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 7-25cm

    Speedswell, Birdseye (Veronica chamaedrys) Plant

  • Perenial. Superb woodland edge or informal lawn subject with loose spikes of brilliant azure flowers, looks beautiful in the sun
  • Flowers: April-July
  • Requires: Well-drained soil
  • Height: 10-20cm

    Speedswell, Spiked (Veronica spicata) Plant

  • Perenial. A good border plant with long spikes of intense blue flowers
  • Flowers: July onwards
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil
  • Height: 30-60cm

    St John's-Wort, Common (Hypericum perforatum) Plant

    • Perennial. A shrub-like plant with clusters of golden yellow flowers.
    • Flowers: July on.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soils.
    • Height: 30-60cm

    St John's-Wort, Hairy (Hypericum hirsutum) Plant

    • Perennial. Hairs on stems and on both sides of leaves distinguish this specie. Flowers pale-yellow and quite large (to 1.5cm across).
    • Flowers: July - August.
    • Requires: Damp woods, scrub, shaded areas, usually on calcareous soils.
    • height: 60-100 cms

    Stitchwort, Greater (Stellaria holostea) Plant

  • Perennial. One of our prettiest woodland and hedgerow spring flowers. White flowers up to 3cm on slender stalks. Petals notched and leaves narrow and stiff.
  • Flowers: April - June.
  • Requires: Hedges, banks and wood-margins. Damp-moist soils.
  • Height: 25-60cms

    Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria vesca) Plant

  • Perennial. Long rooting runners, has silky-hairy leaves with white flowers that produce tiny red fleshy head.
  • Flowers: May - June.
  • Requires: Open woods, woodland edges, scrubland, dry soils, not acid.
  • Height: to 20cm tall

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