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Wildflower Plants (T-Z)

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.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Plant

  • Aromatic perennial with golden yellow button like flowers.
  • Flowers: July onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30-90cm

    Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Plant

  • Tall biennial with conical, prickly flower heads banded with purple.
  • Can be dried.
  • Looks superb with the setting sun as a background.
  • Gold Finches adore the seed.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60-200cm

    Thyme, Wild (Thymus polytrichus) Plant

  • Perennial. Slightly aromatic, ground creeping specie.Has long creeping stems with flowers in a dense forming head.
  • Flowers: June to September.
  • Requires: grassy areas with heathy sand and rocky places, can be found growing in walls. Dry acid - calcareous soils.
  • Height: 10 - 20 cm.
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    Toadflax, Common (Linaria vulgaris) Plant

  • Perennial. A plant of hedgerows and meadows with yellow/orange snap-dragon flowers.
  • Flowers: July -October
  • Requires: Sun/light shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm

    Toadflax, Ivy Leaved (Linaria cymbalaria) Plant

  • Perennial. A trailing plant - ideal for dry stone walls or containers. Small solitary blue snap-dragon flowers, yellow honey guide on the lower lip
  • Flowers: April onwards
  • Requires: Sun or semi-shade and dryish soil
  • Height: 5-10cm

    Toadflax, Pink (Linaria purpurea) Plant

  • Perennial. Greyish leaves, flowers in spikes of pink, snapdragon-like
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 22-60cm

    Toadflax, Purple (Linaria purpurea) Plant

  • Perennial. Greyish leaves, flowers in spikes of pink, snapdragon-like
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 22-60cm

    Trefoil, Bird's-foot (Lotus corniculatus) Plant

    • Perennial. Also known as 'Eggs and Bacon'
    • Clusters of yellow/orange pea-like flowers.
    • Flowers: May - October.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 15-25cm

    Trefoil, Greater Bird's-foot (Lotus uliginosus) Plant

  • Yellow flowers in a larger head than birdsfoot trefoil.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Moist.
  • Height: 30 cm.

    Valerian, Red (Centranthus ruber) Plant

  • Perennial. Large rockery or dry stone wall plant. Also good in a dry border. Very attractive to bees
  • Flowers: May onwards
  • Requires: Dry soil
  • Height: 60 –90 cm

    Vetch, Common (Vicia sativa) Plant

  • Perennial. Only pink succulent to be found in woods, numerous small purplish - pink flowers
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 45 cm

    Vetch, Kidney (Anthyllis vulneraria) Plant

    • Perennial. Showy yellow flowers and a hairy calyx.
    • A long flowering period.
    • Flowers: May on.
    • Requires: Open sunny position chalk or limestone preferred.
    • Height: 7-15cm.

    Vetch, Tufted (Vicia cracca) Plant

  • Perennial. Showy blue-purple to pinkish-purple flowers.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Requires: Sun, meadows, agricultural fields, woodland margins.
  • Height: 60 –120 cm

    Vetchling, Meadow (Lathyrus pratensis) Plant

  • Perennial. Straggling plant, flowers weakly scented, yellow flowers 2cm long, branched tendrils. Fruit a blackish hairless pod to 4cm long. 
  • Also known as "Meadow Pea".
  • Flowers: May - August.
  • Requires: Meadows, woodland edges, shrubs. Wet-moist soils.
  • Height: 50 - 100 cm

    Violet, Dog (Viola riviniana) Plant

  • Perennial. Flowers blue violet
  • Flowers: Apil-June
  • Requires: Shade tolerant
  • Height: 5 –10 cm

    Violet, Sweet Purple (Viola odorata) Plant

  • Perennial. Much beloved, fragrant purple flowers. Unforgetable sweet scent on spreading plants. Needs the benefit of mid to dense shade. Grow in association with Wild Primrose or Oxlip.
  • Flowers: March- April
  • Requires: Shade tolerant
  • Height: 5 –10 cm

    Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) Plant

  • Flowers on tall spikes with pink buds opening to a glorious display of vivid blue.
  • A fantastic plant, highly attractive to bees.
  • Flowers: June to September.
  • Requires: Well-drained soil and full sun
  • Height: 15-30cm

    Wallflower, Wild (Cheiranthus cheiri) Plant

    • Perennial. Fragrant flowers that are usally yellow, orange or brick red. Will colonise old walls
    • Flowers: March-June
    • Height: 22-45cm

    Weld (Reseda luteola) Plant

    • Biennial. Yellowish-green flowers on long narrow spikes. Dark green wavy edged leaves. Very similar to Wild Mignonette. 
    • Flowers: May-October
    • Requires: Sun, waste ground, footpaths.
    • Height: 1m - 1.5m

    Woundwort, Hedge (Stachys sylvatica) Plant

  • Perennial. Flowers dark beetroot purple with whitish blotches. Foliage has unpleasant smell.
  • Loved by bees.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Shade, woods, scrubland, clearings
  • Height: 30 - 90 cm

    Woundwort, Marsh (Stachys palustris) Plant

    • Perennial. 4-angled sparsely hairy stem, leaves heart shaped at the base. Corolla pale-purple/pink with dark spots on lower lip.
    • Flowers: June - September
    • Requires: Banks, wet meadows, ditches, wet fields, fenland. 

    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Plant

    • Perennial. White or pinkish, aromatic flowers.
    • Flowers: June - October
    • Requires: Sun, rich meadows, pastures
    • Height: 40 – 55 cm.

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