BFS 7 – Calcareous Grassland Wildflower Seed Mix

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This is a high diversity grassland seed mix of 30 UK native wildflowers and grasses. It is seed mix suited for low fertility base rich chalk and limestone soils that are dry and free draining and is represented by the NVC lowland calcareous grassland communities CG1 to CG7 but is largely based on the most common lowland calcareous grassland CG2.

Suitable NVC Communities: CG1; CG2; CG3; CG4; CG5; CG6; CG7
Sowing Rate: 5g/m²
Contains: Wildflowers 20% (21 species) Grasses 80% (9 species)

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This is a high diversity grassland seed mix of 30 UK native wildflowers and grasses. It is seed mix suited for low fertility base rich chalk and limestone soils that are dry and free draining and is represented by the NVC lowland calcareous grassland communities CG1 to CG7 but is largely based on the most common lowland calcareous grassland CG2.

This grassland mix represents the species present in the habitat of principle importance ‘Lowland Calcareous Grassland’. Calcareous grasslands are normally low fertility habitats maintained through low to moderate grazing by cattle, sheep, horses or even rabbits! Depending on the fertility 1-3 cuts per year with a break in the peak flowering season can also maintain this sward.

The short turf and warm ground are ideal conditions for butterfly species with associations with ants such as Adonis and Chalkhill blue, which larvae feed on horseshoe vetch. Birds associated with this habitat are Stonechat, Meadow Pipit and Skylarks.

Suitable NVC Communities: CG1; CG2; CG3; CG4; CG5; CG6; CG7
Sowing Rate: 5g/m²
Contains: Wildflowers 20% (21 species) Grasses 80% (9 species)

The Mix contains the following species:

 

Wildflowers:

5% Achillea millefolium – (Yarrow)
7% Centaurea nigra – (Black Knapweed)
7% Centaurea scabiosa – (Greater Knapweed)
 1% Clinopodium vulgare – (Wild Basil)
 6% Daucus carota – (Wild Carrot)
2% Filipendula vulgaris – (Dropwort)
8% Galium verum – (Lady’s Bedstraw)
 9% Knautia arvensis – (Field Scabious)
2% Leontodon hispidus – (Rough Hawkbit)
6% Leucanthemum vulgare – (Oxeye Daisy)
6% Lotus corniculatus – (Common Birdsfoot Trefoil)
1% Origamum vulgare – (Wild Marjoram)
6% Plantago media – (Hoary Plantain)
1% Primula veris – (Cowslip)
8% Prunella vulgaris – (Selfheal)
6% Ranunculus acris – (Meadow Buttercup)
7% Ranunculus bulbosus – (Bulbous Buttercup)
1% Reseda lutea – (Wild Mignonette)
3% Salvia verbenaca – (Wild Clary)
3% Scabiosa columbaria – (Small Scabious)
5% Sanguisorba minor – (Salad Burnet)

Grasses:

4% Agrostis capillaris – (Common Bent)
3% Briza maxima – (Quaking Grass)
5% Bromus erectus – (Upright Brome)
28% Cynosurus cristatus – (Crested Dogstail)
30% Festuca ovina – (Sheep’s Fescue)
20% Festuca rubra – (Red Fescue)
2% Koeleria macrantha – (Crested Hair-Grass)
4% Phleum bertolonii – (Small Timothy)
4% Trisetum flavescens – (Yellow Oat Grass)

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250g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg

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