Butterfly Seed collection
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, preferably poor soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flower colour: blue, mauve, pink, yellow and white
- Other features: attractive to butterflies; contains a packet of Centaurea cyanus (cornflower), Knautia arvensis (field scabious), Centaurea scabiosa (greater knapweed), Centaurea nigra (common knapweed), Malva moschata (musk mallow), Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy) and Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A collection of seven predominantly blue and mauve summer-flowering wildflowers designed to provide a haven for native butterflies. Perfect for a sunny site with poor, well-drained soil, to encourage visiting butterflies to breed it's important to retain a small patch of stinging nettles close by in full sun to provide food for the young caterpillars.
- Garden care: When sowing seeds do not use a fertiliser since wildflowers prefer poor soils. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.
- Sow: March - October
- Flowering: July - August
- Approximate quantity: 2625 seeds.