Butterfly seed collection

butterfly collection

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably poor soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • 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.

Achillea 'Credo'


Flowers over several months

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    How many sq m will this packet cover? Thanks
    Asked on 23/9/2013 by emmmac from Lincs

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      This packet will cover at least 2sqm - and up to 5sqm if you sow them thinly.

      Answered on 27/9/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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