Butterfly Seed collection

butterfly collection

approx 1800 seeds £3.99 Buy
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  • 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.

Achillea 'Credo'

yarrow

Flowers over several months

£4.99 Buy

Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

brook thistle

Deep crimson thistle-like flowers

£8.99 Buy

Centranthus ruber

red valerian

Clusters of pink, star-shaped flowers

£7.99 Buy

Astrantia major 'Rubra'

masterwort

Gorgeous plum-coloured flowers

£9.99 Buy
 

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

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      A:

      Hello,

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

      Answered on 9/27/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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