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 - Wetland & Water Edge

Perennial

  • Contains 24 wildflower species
  • Feature species: Yellow Flag Iris, Purple Loosestrife, Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil, Gypsywort
  • Also included: Sneezewort, Angelica, Hemp Agrimony, Meadowsweet, Water Avens, Meadow Buttercup, Ragged Robin, Common Knapweed, Oxeye Daisy, Selfheal, Square Stemmed St. John's Wort, Fleabane, Yellow Rattle, Great Burnet, Betony, Tufted Vetch, Red Campion, Hard Rush, Soft Rush, Pendulous Sedge
  • Annual
  • Perennial
  • Annual & Perennial
  • Native
  • Non-Native

Suitable for sowing in areas bordering lakes, ponds and watercourses. Typically the soil in these areas will be moist year- round.

 

  • Contains 24 wildflower species
  • Feature species: Yellow Flag Iris, Purple Loosestrife, Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil, Gypsywort

 

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.

 

 

 

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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.