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Wildflower Seeds (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.


A Guide to Wildflower Species 

Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Seeds

  • Tall biennial with conical, prickly flower heads banded with purple.
  • Can be dried for flower arrangements.
  • Goldfinches adore the seed.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60-200cm
  • Approx 350 seeds per gramme.

    Toadflax, Common (Linaria vulgaris) Seeds

  • Perennial. Hedgerows and meadows with yellow/orange snap-dragon flowers.
  • Flowers: June - October
  • Requires: Sun/light shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm

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

  • Perennial. Also known as 'Eggs and Bacon'. Lovely clusters of yellow/orange pea-like flowers.
  • Flowers: May - October.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-25cm
  • Approx. 600 seeds per gramme.

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

  • Yellow flowers in a larger head than bird's-foot trefoil.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Moist.
  • Height: 30 cm.
  • Approx. 2000 seeds per gramme.

    Tufted Hair-grass (Desch. caespitosa) Seeds

  • Perennial. Silver/purplish spikelets on flowers 
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Damp
  • Height: 30 - 120 cm.
  • Approx 7500 seeds per gramme.

    Venus Looking-glass (Lego. speculum-veneris) Seeds

  • Annual. Leaves oblong and wavy-edged, flowers with a tube 15-30mm long and spreading petal lobes, violet in colour.
  • Flowers: June - August
  • Requires: Arable fields and waste land, moist-dry soils.
  • Height: 30 - 40 cms.

    Vetch, Common (Vicia sativa) Seeds

  • Only pink succulent to be found in woods, numerous small purplish - pink flowers
  • Flowers: June-Sept.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 45 cm
  • Approx. 75 seeds per gramme.

    Vetch, Kidney (Anthyllis vulneraria) Seeds

  • Perennial. Showy yellow flowers and a hairy calyx. A long flowering period.
  • Flowers: May - October
  • Requires: Open sunny position chalk or limestone preferred.
  • Height: 7-15cm.
  • Approx. 350 seeds per gramme. 

    Vetch, Tufted (Vicia cracca) Seeds

  • Perennial. Showy bright blue - violet flowers.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60 –120 cm
  • Approx. 100 seeds per gramme.

    Vetchling, Grass (Lathyrus nissolia) Seeds

  • Annual. Also known as Grass Pea. Has no tendrils makes it look like a grass leaf. Flowers pink-purple with one or two flower heads on stem from main plant.
  • Flowers: May - July.
  • Requires: Meadows, shrubland, wasteland, moist-dry soil, not acid.  
  • Height: 40-60cm.

    Vetchling, Meadow (Lathyrus pratensis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Straggling plant, yellow flowers 2cm weakly scented, 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 cms.
  • Approx.100 seeds per gramme

    Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) Seeds

  • 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
  • Approx. 230 seeds per gramme.

    Wavy Hair-grass (Deschampsia flexuosa) Seeds

  • Perennial. Shining silvery purplish spikelets on slender stalks
  • Flowers: June - July
  • Requires: Acid soils
  • Height: 22 - 45 cm.
  • Approx. 3000 seeds per gramme.

    Weld (Reseda luteola) Seeds

  • Flowers in long narrow spikes, yellowish green. Dark green wavy edged leaves.
  • Flowers: June-September.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60-120 cm
  • Approx. 4400 seeds per gramme.

    Wild Garlic - Ramsons (Allium ursinum) Seed

    A wild relative of chives, Wild Garlic (or Ramsons) grow in damp woods, scrub, hedges and on shady banks, where its garlicky aroma will fill the air.

    • The leaves are edible but have a surprisingly mild flavour.
    • This is an excellent plant for ground cover in a wet corner of the garden.
    • Flowers: April-June
    • Height: 30cm
    • Approx. 180 seeds per gramme

    Woundwort, Hedge (Stachys sylvatica) Seeds

  • Perennial. Flowers dark beetroot purple with whitish blotches. Loved by bees.
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Shade
  • Height: 30 - 90 cm
  • Approx. 1000 seeds per gramme.

    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Seeds

  • White, aromatic flowers.
  • Flowers: June - October
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30 – 45 cm.
  • Approx. 6000 seeds per gramme.

    Yellow Oat-grass (Trisetum flavascens) Seeds

  • Perennial. Usually yellowish or variegated with yellow and purple. Also known as "Golden Oat-grass".
  • Flowers: June - July
  • Requires: tolerates a wide range of soils, drought-resistant.
  • Height 20 - 75 cm
  • Approx. 3000 seeds per gramme.

    Yellow-rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Seeds - 2019 crop

  • Annual. Also known as Hay-rattle, hemi-parasite that needs grass to grow. Pale Yellow, mature seed pods rattle.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: All types of grassland
  • Height: 20 - 50 cm
  • Approx. 270 seeds per gramme.
  • 2019 crop now available

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