Wildflower Seed Mixtures 20%

Creating a wildflower garden that's rich in native wildflowers and meadow grasses doesn't need to be as difficult as you might think. Choosing a 20% wildflower seed mix that's balanced and varied can give you just the right amount of flora needed to create a green space that's long-lasting, habitat diverse yet easy to maintain. 

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Butterfly & Bee Wildflower Seeds BSBM 80/20

Use this mixture to create a grass and wildflower meadow attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

  • Bright and beautiful British native wildflowers, formulated to provide maximum food source for bees and butterflies, whilst creating a visually attractive meadow
  • Carefully formulated to include twenty species from the Royal Horticultural Society "Plants For Pollinators" list, inc. yellow rattle.
  • Contains suitable grasses for meadow creation plus 20% native wildflower species plus Borage and Sainfoin to encourage a wide range of pollinating insects and other wildlife.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Dual Purpose Wildflower Meadow Seed BSXM 70/30

Use this wildflower mixture to provide colour in the first year, as well as a long-lasting grass and wildflower meadow. Includes yellow rattle.

  • Contains 30% British native wildflowers and 70% grasses, designed for impact in the first year after sowing, as well as longevity.
  • First year colour from 10% of bold cornfield annuals, followed by 20% of perennials which will begin flowering in the second year.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Cornfield Annuals Wildflower Meadow Seed BS9M 80/20

Use this mixture to create a bold display of British annual wildflowers along with meadow grasses.

  • Contains five native wildflower species, including Corn Chamomile, Corn Cockle, Cornflower, Corn Marigold and Common Poppy.
  • The annual species included could be found in most cultivated soils and disturbed areas. They can be sown in a situation where 'instant' colour is required, or combined with other mixtures containing perennial species when flowers are required during the first year.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Wild Bird Seed Wildflower Meadow Seed BS14M 80/20

Creates a wildflower and grass mixture attractive to a range of birds, plus seed bearing plants to provide a winter food source.

  • Contains fifteen British native wildflower species and five non-native species, including Wild Carrot, Goat's-beard, Field Scabious and Teasel.
  • This mixture contains species to attract butterflies, bees and other insects during the summer and produces seeds/grains for wild birds to feed on during the winter months
  • Ideally spring sown to produce grains for birds
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Traditional Wildflower Meadow Seed BS1M 80/20

Use this mixture to create a general purpose, natural-looking, permanent meadow of British wildflowers and grasses.

  • Contains twenty three British native wildflower species, including Meadow Buttercup, Red Campion, Night-Flowering Catchfly and Yellow Rattle.
  • This popular mixture will establish easily and contains species frequently found in a diverse range of soil types and habitats.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Chalk & Limestone Soils Wildflower Seed BS2M 80/20

Use this wildflower mix to create a grass and wildflower meadow in downland areas on chalky and calcareous soils.

  • Contains twenty three British native wildflower species, including Salad Burnet, Wild Marjoram, Self-heal and Toadflax.
  • Species contained in this mixture are typically found in natural chalk and limestone meadows.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Dry, Sandy Loam Soils Wildflower Seed BS3M 80/20

Use this mixture to establish a permanent, diverse wildflower and grass meadow on dry and sandy soils

  • Contains twenty four British native wildflower species, including Black Medick, White Campion, Wild Carrot and Forget-me-not.
  • Species in this mixture are frequently found in grassland on lighter, well-drained soils which tend to be dry in summer, eg; sandy loams, stony loams which crumble to the touch; well drained slopes and embankments.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Loam & Alluvial Soils Wildflower Seed BS4M 80/20

Use this mix to establish wildflowers and grasses on wet loam soils and create a natural-looking, lowland meadow.

  • Contains twenty three British native wildflower species, including Lady's Bedstraw, Ox-eye Daisy, Greater Knapweed and Common Sorrel.
  • Species in this mixture are frequently found on moisture retentive loamy soils, typical of many lowland meadows with free drainage.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Heavy Clay and Wet Soils Wildflower Meadow Seed BS5M 80/20

Use this mixture to create a natural-looking grass and wildflower meadow on heavy soils and in low lying, wet areas.

  • Contains twenty four British native wildflower species, including Common Agrimony, Betony, Corn Chamomile, and Meadowsweet. 
  • Species in this mixture are frequently found in grassland on heavier soils subject to occasional/seasonal water logging. Suitable for low lying areas on clays and silts, or, locations with poor drainage.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Hedgerow & Shade Wildflower Seed BS7M 80/20

Use this mixture to establish wildflowers and grasses in areas of partial and semi shade, such as hedgerows or other areas in sunlight for only part of the day.

  • Contains twenty two British native wildflower species, including Cowslip, Foxglove, Dark Mullein and Common St John's-Wort.
  • Species in this mixture are frequently found in hedgerows, woodland edges, clearings and open woods. Can also be sown in partial shade; hedge bottoms, tree plantations and woodland rides.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Coastal Areas Wildflower Meadow Seed BS10M 80/20

Use this mix to establish a natural wildflower and grass meadow in coastal areas on sandy or calcareous loams

  • Contains nineteen British native wildflower species, including Haresfoot Clover and Evening Primrose.
  • Species in this mixture are frequently found in coastal areas that contain sandy loams, stony loams or calcareous loams. Able to tolerate moderate salinity.
  • Sowing Rate: 80/20 - 5 gms/m2.
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Acidic Soils Wildflower Meadow Seed BS11M 80/20

Use this mixture to establish wildflowers and grasses on poorer quality or acidic soils, including peat, heath and moors.

  • Contains twenty one British native wildflower species, including Betony, Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil, Ragged Robin and Devil's-bit Scabious.
  • Species in this mixture are frequently found on poor acidic soils which tend to be dominated by a mineral or an organic content eg; heath land, peaty soils and moor land areas.
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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Low Growing Wildflower Meadow Seed BS12M 80/20

Use this mixture to create a lower growing area of grass and wildflowers, ideal for flowering lawns or where important not to inhibit visibility.

  • Contains a blend of twenty low growing wildflower species, including Forget Me Not, Yellow Rattle, Cowslip, Bladder Campion and Ragged Robin.
  • Formulated to contain only lower growing species, ideal for areas where it is import not to restrict visibility such as alongside roads. 
  • Sow at 5 grams per sqm - 1kg sows 200 sq/m
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All of our wildflower seed mixtures contain 20% native wildflower seeds and 80% meadow grasses which are suitable for establishing rich wildflower meadows in a range of habitats.

 

The method of creating wildflower meadows using 80% appropriate grasses, with 20% native wildflower seeds is based on research by the Nature Conservancy Council which has been adopted as an industry standard and creates diverse, natural-looking meadows. We're also very proud to say that all 20% seed mixtures from Boston Seeds are carefully created using seeds selected by the RHS as scientifically proven to help tackle the decline in bees, butterfies and other pollinators - something we're extremely keen to support.

 

Have a question about wildflower seed mixes? Check out our wildflower advice pages to learn more. All available with Next Day Delivery.