Wildflower Seeds (All)

Our wildflower species are offered here in seed form.


Agrimony, Common (Agrimonia eupatoria) Seeds enlarge image

Agrimony, Common (Agrimonia eupatoria) Seeds

  • Perennial meadow plant with decorative leaves and spikes of yellow flowers.
  • Attracts bees and wild birds
  • Flowers: July to September
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx 60 seeds per gramme.
    Agrimony, Fragrant (Agrimonia procera) Seeds enlarge image

    Agrimony, Fragrant (Agrimonia procera) Seeds

  • Perennial. Tall upright plant with soft hairs, yellow flowers 5-8mm in a long spike, fruit grooved and spiny.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Open woods, hedges, meadows, moist-dry calcareous soils, not acid.
  • Height: can grow to 1.5m.
  • Approx 60 seeds per gramme.
    Agrimony, Hemp (Eupatorium cannabinum) Seeds enlarge image

    Agrimony, Hemp (Eupatorium cannabinum) Seeds

  • Perennial. A tall stately plant with masses of white-pink flowers, an excellent butterfly plant attracting large numbers in late summer.
  • Flowers: July-September.
  • Requires: Damp
  • Height: 60-120cm.
  • Approx. 3300 seeds per gramme.
    Angelica, Wild  (Angelica sylvestris) Seeds enlarge image

    Angelica, Wild (Angelica sylvestris) Seeds

    • Perennial. Tall hairless plant can grow to 2m, large leaves
    • Stems hollow and purplish , flowers white or pink
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Damp meadows, wet woodlands, fenland
    • Height: Up to 2m
    • Approx. 100 seeds per gramme.
    Avens, Water (Geum rivale) Seeds enlarge image

    Avens, Water (Geum rivale) Seeds

  • Perennial. Pink drooping flowers with purple sepals.
  • Flowers: April to June.
  • Requires: From sun to deep shade. Likes damp places.
  • Height: 30cm.
  • Approx. 500 seeds per gramme.
    Avens, Wood (Geum urbanum) Seeds enlarge image

    Avens, Wood (Geum urbanum) Seeds

  • Perennial. Small yellow flowers followed by burr-like seed heads.
  • Flowers: June onwards.
  • Requires: Deep shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 1400 seeds per gramme.
    Bedstraw, Hedge (Galium mollugo) Seeds enlarge image

    Bedstraw, Hedge (Galium mollugo) Seeds

  • Perennial. Small, white starry flowers, best clambering up hedges or shrubs. Sweetly scented.
  • Flowers: July to August
  • Requires: Well drained, dry soil.
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 2000 seeds per gramme.
    Bedstraw, Lady's (Galium verum) Seeds enlarge image

    Bedstraw, Lady's (Galium verum) Seeds

  • Perennial. Used in victorian times to scent bedding.
  • Delicately whorled leaves and bright golden
  • Beautiful sweet scent in high summer.
  • Flowers: July onwards.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-30cm.
  • Approx. 1600 seeds per gramme.
    Bellflower, Nettle-leaved (Camp. trachelium) Seeds enlarge image

    Bellflower, Nettle-leaved (Camp. trachelium) Seeds

  • Perennial. Lower leaves resemble nettle leaves, flowers droop from the top.
  • Flowers: July - September.
  • Requires: Open deciduous woods, scrub and hedgerows.
  • Height: can grow to 1m tall.
  • Approx 4000 seeds per gramme. 
    Betony (Stachys officinalis) Seeds enlarge image

    Betony (Stachys officinalis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Attractive leaves and many stems smothered in brilliant reddish-purple flowers, adored by bees.
  • Flowers: June onwards.
  • Requires: Well drained sunny.
  • Height: 30cm
  • Approx. 600 seeds per gramme.
    Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Seeds enlarge image

    Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) Seeds

  • Annual, but can sometimes be persistant. Numerous small oval headed yellow flowers 4-6mm across. Also known as yellow trefoil.
  • Flowers: May - October.
  • Requires: Hay meadows, edges of footpaths, waste ground.
  • Height: 40-50cms.
  • 450 seeds per gramme.
    Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Seeds enlarge image

    Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Seeds

  • Native seed. A favourite spring flower favouring shade and damp. Will take a number of years to flower from seed.
  • Fragrant blue-violet flowers from April to June.
  • Good in woodland in association with Red Campion and Greater Stitchwort.
  • Requires light shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 200 seeds per gramme.
    Borage (Borago officinalis) Seeds enlarge image

    Borage (Borago officinalis) Seeds

  • A stout, roughly hairy annual, has bright blue flowers.
  • Much loved by the bees!
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 - 60 cm.
  • Approx. 100 seeds per gramme
    Burnet, Great (Sanguisorba officinalis) Seeds enlarge image

    Burnet, Great (Sanguisorba officinalis) Seeds

  • Perennial. An unusual plant with distinctive reddish - purple oblong "knobs".
  • Looks good with Dark Mullein.
  • Flowers: June to Sept.
  • Requires: Damp sun
  • Height: 45 - 90cm.
  • Approx. 400 seeds per gramme.
    Burnet, Salad (Sanguisorba minor) Seeds enlarge image

    Burnet, Salad (Sanguisorba minor) Seeds

  • Perennial. An attractive rosette of leaves which smell of cucumber when crushed. Unusual purple tinged flowers.
  • Flowers: May-August
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30cm.
  • Approx. 300 seeds per gramme.
    Buttercup, Bulbous (Ranunculus bulbosus) Seeds enlarge image

    Buttercup, Bulbous (Ranunculus bulbosus) Seeds

  • Perennial. A bulbous rootstock with glossy yellow flowers, good for the sunny wild garden.
  • Flowers: March to June
  • Requires: Sunny, Free drained soil.
  • Height: 30-45cm
  • Approx. 240 seeds per gramme.
    Buttercup, Corn (Ranunculus arvensis) Seeds enlarge image

    Buttercup, Corn (Ranunculus arvensis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Similar to meadow buttercup but hairless, has small flowers and spiny pods.
  • Flowers: April - July.
  • Requires: damp-moist bare ground, not acid.
  • Height: 25-50 cm.
  • Approx 80-100 seeds per gramme.
    Buttercup, Meadow (Ranunculus acris) Seeds enlarge image

    Buttercup, Meadow (Ranunculus acris) Seeds

  • Perennial. The tallest and most graceful of all the buttercups.
  • Glossy yellow flowers, superb growing in association with Ragged Robin.
  • Flowers: May - September
  • Requires: Damp sun.
  • Height: 30-90cm.
  • Approx. 600 seeds per gramme.
    Campion, Bladder (Silene vulgaris) Seeds enlarge image

    Campion, Bladder (Silene vulgaris) Seeds

  • Perennial. An unusual plant with white, slightly drooping flowers above a purplish veined bladder. A nectar plant for butterflies.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: well drained soil and full sun
  • Height: 20-40cm.
  • Approx. 1200 seeds per gramme.
    Campion, Red (Silene dioica) Seeds enlarge image

    Campion, Red (Silene dioica) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely specimen to brighten hedgerows, meadows and shady spots in the garden.
  • Bright rose-pink flowers.
  • Flowers: April - September
  • Requires: Part shade
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 800 seeds per gramme.
    Campion, White (Silene alba) Seeds enlarge image

    Campion, White (Silene alba) Seeds

  • Perennial. Pure white flowers. Often growing on the edge of cornfields or hedgerows.
  • Flowers: May - October
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 800 seeds per gramme.
    Carrot, Wild (Daucus carota) Seeds enlarge image

    Carrot, Wild (Daucus carota) Seeds

  • Biennial. White umbelliferous flowers with a pink tinge. Good for drying.
  • Flowers: June - October
  • Requires: Sun/well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-40cm.
  • Approx. 1100 seeds per gramme.
    Cat's-ear, Common (Hypochaeris radicata) Seeds enlarge image

    Cat's-ear, Common (Hypochaeris radicata) Seeds

  • Perennial. A good meadow component with rich yellow flowers and dandelion-like seed heads.
  • Flowers: May to September.
  • Requires: Sun/Part shade
  • Height: 30-45cm.
  • Approx. 1250 seeds per gramme.
    Catchfly, Night-Flowering  (Silene noctiflora) Seeds enlarge image

    Catchfly, Night-Flowering (Silene noctiflora) Seeds

  • Annual. Found in arable fields, pink flowers rolling shut in the daytime to show yellowish petal undersides.
  • Flowers: June to September
  • Requires: Sun, found in dry, chalk & limestone soils 
  • Height: 20 - 40cm
  • Approx. 900 seeds per gramme
    Chamomile, Corn (Anthemis arvensis) Seeds enlarge image

    Chamomile, Corn (Anthemis arvensis) Seeds

  • Annual. Produces white, 'daisy' fragrant flowers.
  • Flowers: May-July.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30 cm
  • Approx. 5000 seeds per gramme.
    Clover, Wild White (Trifolium repens) Seeds enlarge image

    Clover, Wild White (Trifolium repens) Seeds

  • Perennial. Evergreen creeping plant, 3-lobed leaves. White flowers,10mm, smelling faintly of honey. Found in garden lawns- will stay greener during drought conditions.
  • Attracts bees and other insects when in flower.
  • Flowers: May - September.
  • Requires: Found in all types of grassland, lawns, waste ground, footpaths.
  • Height: 10-20 cm, but will adapt to being cut short in a lawn.
  • Approx 1500 seeds per gramme.
    Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) enlarge image

    Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris)

  • Perennial. Long stalked with long-spurred blue-violet petals.
  • Flowers: June - July.
  • Requires: Woodland edges and roadsides, wet woods, dry & damp grassland.
  • Height: to about 60 cm.
    Corn Cockle (Agrostemma githago) Seeds enlarge image

    Corn Cockle (Agrostemma githago) Seeds

  • A softly hairy annual, With beautifully intricate reddish - purple flowers.
  • Flowers: June-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 60-120 cm
  • Approx. 80 seeds per gramme.
    Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Seed enlarge image

    Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Seed

  • Annual, well known in gardens in various colour forms.
  • Has bright blue flowers.
  • Flowers: June-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Approx. 200 seeds per gram.
    Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Seeds enlarge image

    Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) Seeds

  • Perennial. White umbellifer flowers like lace. Known as "Queen Anne's Lace".
  • Flowers: April-June.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60 - 90cm
  • Approx. 200 seeds per gramme.
    Cowslip (Primula veris) Seeds enlarge image

    Cowslip (Primula veris) Seeds

    • Perennial. Flowers scented 10-15mm, clustered on a long, leafless stem. Deep yellow with orange markings in centre.
    • Flowers: April - May.
    • Requires: Dry grassland and scrubland, not acid soils.
    • Height: 15-30cm.
    • Approx 1100 seeds per gramme.
    Daisy (Bellis perennis) Seeds enlarge image

    Daisy (Bellis perennis) Seeds

  • Perennial. One of our best-known wild flowers, adorning many a lawn.
  • Flowers: All year.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 4-6cm.
  • Approx. 8000 seeds per gramme.
    Daisy, Ox-eye (Leucanthemum vulgare) Seeds enlarge image

    Daisy, Ox-eye (Leucanthemum vulgare) Seeds

  • A well known wild flower with lovely, large, white daisy flowers.
  • Also known as the Dog Daisy.
  • Often seen in meadows and on roadsides.
  • Flowers: May onwards.
  • Requires: Sun well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30 –60 cm.
  • Approx. 3000 seeds per gramme. 
    Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Seeds enlarge image

    Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Seeds

  • Perennial. A golden blaze in the May meadows and banks.
  • Basal rosettes of leaves deeply lobed or toothed (dent de lion), flowers are composed of bright yellow ray - florets.
  • Flowers: April-May
  • Approx. 8000 seeds per gramme.
    Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris) Seeds enlarge image

    Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris) Seeds

    • Perennial. Fern-like leaves and foamy cream flowers opening from pink buds.
    • Flowers: May/August
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: 60-90cm
    • Approx. 850 seeds per gramme.
    Evening-primrose (Oenothera biennis) Seeds enlarge image

    Evening-primrose (Oenothera biennis) Seeds

    • Biennial. Leaves toothed or with entire margins. Yellow flowers 2-3cm long
    • Tolerant of infertile soils
    • Flowers: June - October
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: Up to 1m
    • Approx. 2250 seeds per gramme.


    Figwort (Scrophularia nodosa) Seeds enlarge image

    Figwort (Scrophularia nodosa) Seeds

  • Perennial. Multi-head flowers on short stems attached to tall stems with paired leaves, flowers are greenish-brown, about 10mm long with a purple upper lip. 
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Damp woods, hedges. Damp, acid-calcareous soils.
  • Height: 60-100cm.
  • Approx 12000 seeds per gramme.
    Fleabane, Common (Pulicaria dysenterica) Seeds enlarge image

    Fleabane, Common (Pulicaria dysenterica) Seeds

  • Perennial. Soft hairy plant with arrow shaped leaves with underground runners. Lower leaves start dying near flowering time. Yellow flower 15-30mm.
  • Flowers: July - September
  • Requires: Damp meadows, river banks, marshes.
  • Height: 30-60 cm
  • Approx 16000 seeds per gramme 
    Forget-me-not, Field (Myosotis arvensis) Seeds enlarge image

    Forget-me-not, Field (Myosotis arvensis) Seeds

  • A delightful annual with blue or pink flowers, will self -seed readily.
  • Flowers: April on.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 7-25cm.
  • Approx. 4000 seeds per gramme.
    Foxglove, Wild (Digitalis purpurea) Seeds enlarge image

    Foxglove, Wild (Digitalis purpurea) Seeds

  • A well-known stately plant with pink-purple flowers on tall spikes, good bee plant.
  • Flowers: June/Sept
  • Requires: Sun or light shade and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 60-150cm
  • Approx. 12000 seeds per gramme.
    Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Seeds enlarge image

    Fumitory (Fumaria officinalis) Seeds

  • Pinkish purple or white flowers tipped with maroon.
  • Flowers: April - October.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 15 – 22 cm
  • Approx. 500 seeds per gramme.
    Goat's-beard (Tragopogon pratensis) Seeds enlarge image

    Goat's-beard (Tragopogon pratensis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Yellow dandelion flowers followed by impressive seed heads which are highly attractive to birds.
  • Flowers: May - July
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30-90cm.
  • Approx. 140 seeds per gramme.
    Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) Seeds enlarge image

    Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) Seeds

  • Perennial. Leaves are spear-shaped and sharply toothed. Unstalked flowers cluster around each pair of upper leaves on stem. White flowers with red-spotted lower lip.
  • Flowers: July - September.
  • Requires: Overgrown pond margins, reed beds, ditches, marshes, wet-damp soils.
  • Height: 50-100cm.
  • Approx 4000 seeds per gramme
    Hard Rush (Juncus inflexus) Seeds enlarge image

    Hard Rush (Juncus inflexus) Seeds

  • Perennial. Tufted plant, stems greyish and leafless, flowers in a loose cluster.
  • Flowers: May - July.
  • Requires: Wet grassland and moors, damp-moist soils, not acid.
  • Height: 60-100cms.

    Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Seeds enlarge image

    Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Seeds

  • Perennial. A well-loved wild flower also known as Scottish Bluebell.
  • Dainty blue 'bells' which attract bees
  • Recommended for the rockery.
  • Flowers: July on
  • Requires: Sun and dry sandy soil
  • Height: 15-45cm
  • Approx. 15000 seeds per gramme.
    Hawkbit, Autumn (Leontodon autumnalis) Seeds enlarge image

    Hawkbit, Autumn (Leontodon autumnalis) Seeds

  • Perennial. Dandelion-like flowers and seed heads, a good showy subject.
  • Seeds are magnets for Finches.
  • Flowers: August on.
  • Requires: Sun. Meadows
  • Height: 15cm
  • Approx. 1000 seeds per gramme.
    Hawkbit, Rough (Leontodon hispidus) Seeds enlarge image

    Hawkbit, Rough (Leontodon hispidus) Seeds

  • Perennial. A meadow plant with yellow dandelion flowers.
  • Also known as Greater Hawkbit.
  • Seed heads form a clock which attracts birds.
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-45cm
  • Approx 900 seeds per gramme
    Hedge Parsley, Upright (Torilis japonica) Seeds enlarge image

    Hedge Parsley, Upright (Torilis japonica) Seeds

  • Grey/green plant with pink dainty umbellifer flowers
  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Shade
  • Height: 45 cm
  • Approx. 500 seeds per gramme.
    Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Seeds enlarge image

    Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium) Seeds

  • Large white umbellifer flowers often tinged pink.
  • Seed is useful bird feed in winter
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60-120 cm 
  • Approx. 150 seeds per gramme.
    Iris, Yellow-Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Seeds enlarge image

    Iris, Yellow-Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Seeds

  • Perennial. Sword shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers, will stand in water.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Moist situations
  • Height: 90cm
  • Approx. 20 seeds per gramme.
    Knapweed, Common (Centaurea nigra) Seeds enlarge image

    Knapweed, Common (Centaurea nigra) Seeds

    • Perennial. Thistle-like purple flowers, looks good with ox-eye daisies, also known as Lesser Knapweed.
    • Flowers: June - September.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30-60cm
    • Approx 500 seeds per gramme
    Knapweed, Greater (Centaurea scabiosa) Seeds enlarge image

    Knapweed, Greater (Centaurea scabiosa) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely plant with large, raggy, purple flowers, looks good with scabious, ox-eye daisy and musk mallow.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Approx. 130 seeds per gramme.
    Loosestrife, Purple (Lythrum salicaria) Seeds enlarge image

    Loosestrife, Purple (Lythrum salicaria) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely plant with bright red/purple spikes
  • Good in a moist border or bog garden.
  • Flowers: June-Aug
  • Requires: Damp
  • Height: 60-120cm
  • Approx. 13600 seeds per gramme.
    Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) Seeds enlarge image

    Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) Seeds

  • Perennial. Very showy, tough plant with a profusion of pink/purple flowers.
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Best on poor, well-drained soils in full sun.
  • Height: 30 – 90cm.
    Mallow, Musk (Malva moschata) Seeds enlarge image

    Mallow, Musk (Malva moschata) Seeds

  • Perennial. Pale Pink form of Musk mallow.
  • Much admired in our own garden.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 – 90 cm
  • Approx 500 seeds per gramme
    Marigold, Corn (Chrysanthemum segetum) Seeds enlarge image

    Marigold, Corn (Chrysanthemum segetum) Seeds

  • Annual. Bright yellow daisy like flowers 5cm across.
  • Flowers: June - October.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 15 – 45 cm
  • Approx. 755 seeds per gramme.
    Marjoram, Wild (Origanum vulgare) enlarge image

    Marjoram, Wild (Origanum vulgare)

  • Perennial. Aromatic perennial with masses dark purple buds turning to paler flowers, a good butterfly plant.
  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Approx. 10000 seeds per gramme.
    Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) Seeds enlarge image

    Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely plant for the bog garden or moist border.
  • Foamy clusters of small, sweetly fragrant, cream flowers.
  • Flowers: June-Sept.
  • Requires: Sun and damp soil.
  • Approx. 1400 seeds per gramme.
    Mignonette, Wild (Reseda lutea) Seeds enlarge image

    Mignonette, Wild (Reseda lutea) Seeds

  • Mignonette - French for 'little darling'.
  • Hairless plant, wavy leaves and yellow/greenish flowers.
  • Flowers: May - October
  • Requires: Sun/light soil, waste ground and field margins.
  • Height: 15 – 30 cm
  • Approx. 1400 seeds per gramme.
    Mint, Water (Mentha aquatica) Seeds enlarge image

    Mint, Water (Mentha aquatica) Seeds

  • Perennial. Aromatic plant with minty smell. Purple stems with dense flowers at the end of the stem.
  • Flowers: July to October.
  • Requires wet meadows, wet woodland marshes, river banks. Usually on calcareous soils.
  • Height: 60- 80 cm.
  • Approx 9000 seeds per gramme.
    Mullein, Dark (Verbascum nigrum) Seeds enlarge image

    Mullein, Dark (Verbascum nigrum) Seeds

  • Perennial. A lovely plant - much admired in our garden.
  • A rosette of leaves throws up a spike of rich yellow flowers with orange anthers, grow in herbaceous border.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15 – 45cm.
  • Approx. 11000 seeds per gramme.
    Mullein, Great (Verbascum thapsus) Seeds enlarge image

    Mullein, Great (Verbascum thapsus) Seeds

    • Biennial. Very tall, covered in white, woolly hairs. Long leaves, pale-yellow flowers on short stalks, grouped together on a dense spike. 
    • Flowers: July - September.
    • Requires: Woodland margins, clearings, disturbed-weedy places. Dry soil.
    • Height: 1m-1.8m.
    • Approx. 14000 seeds per gramme.
    Mustard, Garlic (Alliaria petiolata) Seeds enlarge image

    Mustard, Garlic (Alliaria petiolata) Seeds

  • Biennial. Also known as Hedge Garlic and Jack-by-the-hedge. Hairless plant smelling of garlic when crushed. Leaves toothed and heart-shaped, long stalked. White flowers in a leafless cluster.
  • Flowers: April - July.
  • Requires: Damp deciduous woods and scrub, hedgerows. Moist-dry soils.
  • Height: 30-80cm.
  • Approx 450 seeds per gramme.
    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.

    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.
    St John's-wort, Common (Hyp. perforatum) Seeds enlarge image

    St John's-wort, Common (Hyp. perforatum) Seeds

  • Perennial. A shrub-like plant with clusters of golden yellow flowers.
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soils.
  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Approx. 9000 seeds per gramme.
    St John's-wort, Hairy (Hypericum hirsutum) Seeds enlarge image

    St John's-wort, Hairy (Hypericum hirsutum) Seeds

    • 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.
    • Approx 12000 seeds per gramme.
    St John's-wort, Square-stemmed (Hyp. tetra.) Seeds enlarge image

    St John's-wort, Square-stemmed (Hyp. tetra.) Seeds

  • Perennial. Flowers rather small and pale yellow.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Wet grassland and damp woodland, often near water, acid-calcareous soils. 
  • Height: 30 - 60 cms.
  • Approx 6000 seeds per gramme.
    Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria vesca) Seeds enlarge image

    Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria vesca) Seeds

  • 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.
  • Approx 3000 seeds per gramme.
    Sweet Vernal-grass (Anthox. odoratum) Seeds enlarge image

    Sweet Vernal-grass (Anthox. odoratum) Seeds

  • Perennial. Anthoxanthum odoratum. Gives the characteristic smell of freshly mown hay.
  • Flowers: April - July
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 - 60 cm.
  • Approx. 2500 seeds per gramme.
    Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Seeds enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 (allium ursinum) seed enlarge image

    Wild Garlic (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: 30 cm
    • Approx. 180 seeds per gramme.
    Woundwort, Hedge (Stachys sylvatica) Seeds enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    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 enlarge image

    Yellow-rattle (Rhinanthus minor) Seeds

  • 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.

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