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Wildflower Variety List

Below is a list of the Wildflower varieties we are currently able to offer.

Wildflower Birds Foot Trefoil
Bird's Foot Trefoil
Wildflower Bishop's Flower
Bishop's Flower
Wildflower Bladder Campion
Bladder Campion
Wildflower Cat's Ear
Cat's Ear
Wildflower Common Fleabane
Common Fleabane
Wildflower Common Knapweed
Common Knapweed
Wildflower Common Sorrel
Common Sorrel
Wildflower Corn Chamomile
Corn Chamomile
Wildflower Corncockle
Corncockle
Wildflower Corn Marigold
Corn Marigold
Wildflower Cornflower
Cornflower
Wildflower Cowslip
Cowslip
Wildflower Cuckoo Flower
Cuckoo Flower
Wildflower Dark Mullein
Dark Mullein
Wildflower Field Poppy
Field Poppy
Wildflower Field Scabious
Field Scabious
Wildflower Fox 'n' Cubs
Fox 'n' Cubs
Wildflower Foxglove
Foxglove
Wildflower Great Mullein
Great Mullein
Wildflower Greater Knapweed
Greater Knapweed
Wildflower Harebell
Harebell
Wildflower Heartsease
Heartsease
Wildflower Herb Robert
Herb Robert
Wildflower Lady's Bedstraw
Lady's Bedstraw
Wildflower Meadow Buttercup
Meadow Buttercup
Wildflower Meadow Clary
Meadow Clary
Wildflower Night Flowering Catchfly
Night Flowering Catchfly
Wildflower Oxeye Daisy
Oxeye Daisy
Wildflower Oxlip
Oxlip
Wildflower Ragged Robin
Ragged Robin
Wildflower Red Campion
Red Campion
Wildflower Red Clover
Red Clover
Wildflower Ribwort Plantain
Ribwort Plantain
Wildflower Rough Hawkbit
Rough Hawkbit
Wildflower Salad Burnett
Salad Burnett
Wildflower Selfheal
Selfheal
Wildflower Sneezewort
Sneezewort
Wildflower Teasel
Teasel
Wildflower Toadflax
Toadflax
Wildflower Valerian
Valerian
Wildflower Water Mint
Water Mint
Wildflower Wild Carrot
Wild Carrot
Wildflower Wild Marjoram
Wild Marjoram
Wildflower Wild Primrose
Wild Primrose
Wildflower Yarrow
Yarrow
Wildflower Birds Foot Trefoil

Birds Foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus

A member of the pea family, Bird's Foot Trefoil's name comes from the appearance of the seed pods on their stalks. The attractive bright yellow, slipper like flowers, take on an orange hue as they age, giving rise to another name for this variety of Eggs & Bacon!

It is an important food source for the Common Blue and Clouded Yellow butterflies, and also the colourful and distinctive Five-spot and Six-spot Burnet moths. However, perhaps most importantly, it is one of the best wild nectar sources for bees.

Habitat: Almost any soil type but dislikes damp and very acidic or very infertile soil. Loves the sun and because of it's tolerance of been cut, suitable for meadows and lawns.
Flowering: May to September
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Wildflower Bishops Flower

Bishop's Flower

Ammi majus

This now common British wildflower originated in the Nile River Valley, where it was used to treat vitiligo as early as 2000 B.C.

A member of the carrot family, Bishop's flower has dainty snow-white flower heads, looking like fine lacework, which are often used by florists for the ethereal and romantic quality it brings to arrangements.

Great for attracting butterflies, hover flies and other beneficial insects into the garden and in the autumn, the seed heads offer an important fodd source for finches.

Habitat: Moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Flowering: June to September
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Wildflowers Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion

Silene vulgaris

Bladder Campion is so called for the green or dull pink, dark viened, bladder-like calyx that sits just behind the white, five-petalled flowerhead. This bladder - like calyx is actually made up of the fused sepals.

The white flowers are open all day, emitting a clove-like scent only in the evening attracting long-tongued moths. It's rich nectar also attracts bumblebees, butterflies and one of Britain's most attractive and colourful insects the red and black froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata).

Habitat: A wide range of moist, well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade.
Flowering: May to September
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Wildflowers Cats Ear

Cat's Ear

Hypochaeris radicata

Cat's Ear is one of many mistaken for dandelions but can be identified by a slightly swollen part of the stem just below the bright yellow flowerheads and also from the little 'ear-shaped' leaflets, which supposedly give rise to the name, found along the otherwise smooth stems.

The most noticeable difference is that unlike dandelions, who produce a single flower on a hollow stem, Cat's Ears have multiple flowers on branched stems.

Cat's Ear is a source of nectar for bees and is recommended to those trying to create a bee-friendly patch in the garden.

Habitat: Dry, slightly acidic, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Flowering: June to September
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Wildflowers Common Fleabane

Common Fleabane

Pulicaria dysenterica

A member of the daisy family, Common Fleabane produces cheery clusters of bright yellow flowers on branched stems. Each flower comprises of numerous narrow, pistillate ray florets surrounding a prominent center of tubular disc florets.

As the name suggests, it was once used by our ancestors specifically for the task of drving away unwanted fleas and midges! Nowadays, Common Fleabane is more commonly seen around garden ponds where it attracts a wide range of insect life including bees, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

Habitat: Permently damp soil, slightly acidic, in full sun.
Flowering: July to September
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Wildflowers Common Knapweed

Common Knapweed

Centaurea nigra

Common Knapweed , also known as Lesser or Black Knapweed, is one of Britain's most common wildflowers. The unmistakable bright pink-purple, thsitle-like flowers comprise of many tubular florets and the actual flower head is a mass of dark brown fringed bracts overlapping each other like roof tiles. Whilst looking very much like a thistle, it can be easily distinguished by the absence of any spines or prickles!

A firm favourite for our pollinating insects, it is a source of good quality nectar supporting our bees, butterflies and beetles. It's seeds provide food for goldfinches and many other birds.

Habitat: Moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
Flowering: June to September
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Wildflowers Common Sorrel

Common Sorrel

Rumex acetosa

A member of the dock family, Common Sorrel's leaves are an elongated oval with two lobes at the base which point backwards along the stem and a notable white mid-vein: these 2 features distinguishing it from other docks.

The wind-pollinated, whorled spikes of flowers, which can grow upto 60cm high, turn from green to orange and red to brown.

Larvae of several species of Lepidoptera feed on the leaves of Common Sorrel, including the blood vein moth and small copper butterfly.

Habitat: Neutral to slightly acidic soil in full sun or partial shade.
Flowering: May to July
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Wildflowers Corn Chamomile

Corn Chamomile

Anthemis arvensis

Corn Chamomile is an aromatic plant with a faintly scented fern-like, feathery foliage producing a profusion of daisy-like flowers with white petals and a bright golden centre.

Often found in cornfield meadows, where densly grown strong flower stems can be seen giving support to other cornfield faourites with weaker stems such as Cornflowers and Poppies. Corn Chamomile's brillant white colour also provides a perfect background to show off the vibrant reds, blues and yellows of other conrnfield flowers.

Also know as Mayweed, Corn Chamomile provides a valuable supply of pollen and nectar to a wide range of insects, in particular hoverflies.

Habitat: All well-drained soil types, including poor and alkaline, in full sun.
Flowering: June to September
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Wildflower Corncockle

Corncockle

Agrostemma githago

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Corn Marigold

Corn Marigold

Chrysanthemum segetum

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Cornflower

Cornflower

Centaurea cyanus

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Cowslip

Cowslip

Primula veris

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Cuckoo Flower

Cuckoo Flower

Cardamine pratensis

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Dark Mullein

Dark Mullein

Verbascum nigrum

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Field Poppy

Field Poppy

Papaver rhoeas

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Field Scabious

Field Scabious

Knautia arvensis

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Fox 'n' Cubs

Fox 'n' Cubs

Hieracium (Pilosella) aurantiaca

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Foxglove

Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Great Mullein

Great Mullein

Verbascum thapsus

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Greater Knapweed

Greater Knapweed

Centaurea scabiosa

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Harebell

Harebell

Campanula rotundifolia

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Heartsease

Heartsease (Wild Pansy)

Viola Tricolor

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Herb Robert

Herb Robert

Geranium robertianum

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Lady's Bedstraw

Lady's Bedstraw

Galium vernum

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Meadow Buttercup

Meadow Buttercup

Ranunculus acris

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Meadow Clary

Meadow Clary

Salvia pratensis

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Night Flowering Catchfly

Night Flowering Catchfly

Silene noctiflora

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Oxlip

Oxlip

Primula elatior

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Ragged Robin

Ragged Robin

Lychnis flos cuculi

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Red Campion

Red Campion

Silene dioica

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Red Clover

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Ribwort Plantain

Ribwort Plantain

Plantago lanceolata

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Rough Hawkbit

Rough Hawkbit

Leotodon hispidus

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Salad Burnett

Salad Burnett

Sanguisorba minor

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Selfheal

Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Sneezewort

Sneezewort

Achillea ptarmica

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Teasel

Teasel

Dipsacus fullonum

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Toadflax

Toadflax

Linaria vulgaris

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Valerian

Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Water Mint

Water Mint

Mentha aquatica

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Wild Carrot

Wild Carrot

Daucus carota

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Wild Marjoram

Wild Marjoram

Origanum vulgare

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Wild Primrose

Wild Primrose

Primula vulgaris

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


Wildflower Yarrow

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

Position: xxx

Height & Spread: Large


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