Wildflower Seeds (O-Sor)

Our wildflower species are offered here in seed form.

 

Parsnip, Wild (Pastinaca sativa) Seeds enlarge image

Parsnip, Wild (Pastinaca sativa) Seeds

  • Member of the Carrot family.
  • Leaves pinnate, with 2-7 pairs of irregularly toothed lobes. Petals yellow, 0.5mm long and 1mm broad.
  • Common on chalk soils
  • Flowers: July - Sept
  • Requires: Sun
Plantain, Hoary (Plantago media) Seeds enlarge image

Plantain, Hoary (Plantago media) Seeds

  • A grass-like perennial with a 5cm spike of small vanilla scented pinkish-purple flowers. Good reliable meadow subject.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30 cm.
  • Approx. 2000 seeds per gramme.
    Plantain, Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) Seeds enlarge image

    Plantain, Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) Seeds

  • Grass-like perennial with spikes of blackish-brown flowers with yellow anthers. Common meadow component.
  • Flowers: April - September.
  • Requires: Prefers a sunny position.
  • Height: 60-90cm.
  • Approx. 400 seeds per gramme.
    Poppy, Common (Papaver rhoeas) Seeds enlarge image

    Poppy, Common (Papaver rhoeas) Seeds

  • Annual. The red poppy that is seen in fields everywhere.One of our most popular wildflowers. Synonymous with the 1914-18 Great War. Ideally requires a frost or chilling to help germination.
  • Flowers: May - July
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 11000 seeds per grammes.
    Quaking-grass, Common (Briza media) Seeds enlarge image

    Quaking-grass, Common (Briza media) Seeds

  • Perennial. Known in the Midlands as 'Tommy tottles'.
  • A decorative grass with green/purplish spikelets which shake in the breeze.
  • Flowers: June to August.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 22-45cm.
  • Approx. 2000 seeds per gramme.
    Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) Seeds enlarge image

    Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) Seeds

  • 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
  • Approx. 5400 seeds per gramme.
    Sage, Wood (Teucrium scorodonia) Seeds enlarge image

    Sage, Wood (Teucrium scorodonia) Seeds

  • 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
  • Approx. 1600 seeds per gramme.
    Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) Seeds enlarge image

    Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) Seeds

  • Perennial. A bushy meadow plant with cone-shaped spikes Aromatic perennial with masses dark purple buds turning to paler flowers. A good butterfly plant.
  • Flowers: July-September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 40 cm.
  • Approx: 70 seeds per gramme
    Scabious, Devil's-bit (Succisa pratensis) Seeds enlarge image

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

  • Perennial. Soft hairy stem, flowering heads about 2cms across, compact and violet-blue.
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Poor grassland, fenland, meadows, damp, acid-calcareous soils.
  • Height: 50-80cm.
  • Approx 600 seeds per gramme. 
    Scabious, Field (Knautia arvensis) Seeds enlarge image

    Scabious, Field (Knautia arvensis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Blue-lilac 'pincushion' flowers in summer. Looks attractive with Ox-eye Daisies.
  • A nectar plant for butterflies and bees.
  • Flowers: July - September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-90cm
  • Approx. 130 seeds per gramme.
    Scabious, Small (Scabiosa columbaria) Seeds enlarge image

    Scabious, Small (Scabiosa columbaria) Seeds

    • Perennial. A smaller version to Field Scabious, slightly hairy leaves.
    • Flowers: July - August.
    • Requires: Dry chalky grassland, banks.
    • Height: 60 - 70 cms
    • Approx 700 seeds per gramme. 
    Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Seeds enlarge image

    Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Seeds

  • Perennial. Tussock & rhizome forming plant, leaves to 20mm wide, drooping.
  • Flowers: May and June.
  • Requires: Woods, damp-moist soil, not acid. Light - heavy shade.
  • Height: 100-140cms.
  • Approx. 1250 seeds per gramme.
    Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Seeds enlarge image

    Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Seeds

  • A perennial with purple-violet flower, self-seeds readily.
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Sun or semi-shade
  • Height: Up to 20cm.
  • Approx. 1350 seeds per gramme.
    Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) Seeds enlarge image

    Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) Seeds

    • 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
    • Approx. 4200 seeds per gramme.
    Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Seeds enlarge image

    Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Seeds

  • 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.
  • Approx 500 seeds per gramme.
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    Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Seeds enlarge image

    Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Seeds

  • Perennial. Reddish pink flower spikes, arrow shaped leaves turn crimson.
  • Flowers: May-August.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.Found in many meadows.
  • Height: 15-60cm.
  • Approx. 2000 seeds per gramme.
    Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Seeds enlarge image

    Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Seeds

  • Perennial. Flower spikes are reddish pink - smaller than Common Sorrel - with daintier leaves.
  • Flowers: May-August.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 7-25cm
  • Approx. 2500 seeds per gramme.

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