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 - Red, White & Blue

Non-Native Annual

  • Contains 26 wildflower species
  • Includes Corn flower, Cosmos, Poppy, Delphinium and Californian Poppy
  • Annual
  • Perennial
  • Annual & Perennial
  • Native
  • Non-Native

Non-native annual mixture

 

  • Contains 26 wildflower species
  • Includes Corn flower, Cosmos, Poppy, Delphinium and Californian Poppy
  • Suggested sowing rate = 2g/m²

 

Species

Alyssum (Lobularia) maritimum Violet Queen
Alyssum (Lobularia) maritimum Benthamii White
Brachycome Blue
Callistephus chinensis (Aster) Blue
Callistephus chinensis (Aster) White
Centaurea cyanus Jubilee Gem Dwarf Blue
Convolvulus tricolor Royal Ensign
Cosmos bipinnatus Purity
Delphinium consolida Blue Spire (Larkspur)
Delphinium consolida White King (Larkspur)
Eschscholtzia californica Alba
Eschscholtzia californica Red Chief
Gypsophila elegans Covent Garden White
Helichrysum bract. monstrosum Scarlet
Iberis (Amara) coronoaria Empress White
Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea) Dark Blue
Lavatera trimestris Mont Blanc
Linum rubrum grandliflorum, Red
Linum usitatissimum / Blue
Nigella damascena White
Nigella damascena Miss Jekyll Blue
Papaver rhoeas Red
Salvia Spl. Comp. Scarlet
Statice Sinuata Heavenly Blue
Zinnia Elegans Scarlet
Zinnia Elegans Scarlet Buttons

  

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
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.