Barenbrug UK Wildflower Range

It is estimated that around 95% of British wildflower meadows were lost after the Second World War – but thankfully, we are now seeing increased interest in native wildflowers – thanks in part to environmental stewardship schemes. Establishing flower rich margins on the edges of fields can be hugely beneficial – helping farmers maintain a healthy ecosystem and attracting insects, which in turn can help to pollinate crops.

 

With around 1,500 different wildflowers available in the UK, it can be hard for farmers to know which wildflowers to grow. To make it easier, Barenbrug has added 21 wildflower mixtures to the range of seeds it offers.

 

To demonstrate the value of wildflowers, we’ve been trialling some of the mixtures at Cropvale, adding colour and interest to the site as well as improving its biodiversity. If you are interested in adding wildflowers to your margins, August and September are the ideal months to sow seeds. Our range of wildflowers include both annual and perennial mixtures and can be pure wildflower or mixed with grass to satisfy a range of situations and requirements.

Wildflowers - Chalk, Limestone, Calcareous

Perennial

  • Contains 23 wildflower species
  • Feature species: Greater Knapweed, Wild Basil, Bladder Campion, Wild Marjoram
  • Also includes: Common Knapweed, Kidney Vetch, Hoary Plantain, Cowslip, Wild Mignonette, Wild Red Clover, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Field Scabious, Sheep's Sorrel, Lady's Bedstraw, Oxeye Daisy, Salad Burnet, Yarrow, Sainfoin, Viper's Bugloss, Meadow Buttercup, Rough Hawkbit, Wild Carrot, Yellow Rattle
  • Annual
  • Perennial
  • Annual & Perennial
  • Native
  • Non-Native

Suitable for use on soils which are rich in chalk and limestone. These soils are characteristically quite thin, dry and low in nutrients.

 

  • Contains 23 wildflower species
  • Feature species: Greater Knapweed, Wild Basil, Bladder Campion, Wild Marjoram

  

Grass Accompaniment

When choosing 80:20 Grass:Wildflowers, the mixture contains a rich blend of grasses, formulated to compliment the wildflower species. The grass blend contains slow growing species which will not compete against the slower growing wildflowers. Some of the grasses included in the mixtures are quite rare, such as Meadow Foxtail and Sweet Vernal. Soil type specific mixtures also contain grass species that are indicative of that particular habitat, such Wavy Hairgrass in the acid soils mixture and Wood Meadow Grass in the woodland edge mixture.

 

Grass Accompaniment

 

 

Wildflowers

 


Sowing time
 

Spring: March to May

Summer: June to July, avoiding excessively hot and dry conditions

Late summer/autumn: August to October

 

 

Specifications
Sowing rate - 100%
2g/ m²
Sowing rate - 80:20
5g/ m²
Wildflowers

Discover our range of native and non-native, annual and perennial wildflowers.

Discover our range of native and non-native, annual and perennial wildflowers.

Discover our range of native and non-native, annual and perennial wildflowers.