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New Wildflower Mixture: Everyday Meadow

A new wildflower seed mixture, specifically designed to produce a fast–establishing sward of UK–native wildflowers and meadow grasses has been launched by Germinal Amenity.

Formulated to produce the kind of quick and easy to establish meadow–type habitats required by modern, commercial landscaping projects, Germinal’s Everyday Meadow seed mixture contains a total of six grasses and 18 wildflowers.  Each of the 24 species has been selected to complement each other and to produce the correct balance of colour, textures and aesthetics required by landscape architects and their clients. 

Unlike most traditional meadow mixtures, which typically contain 80% grasses and 20% wildflowers, Everyday Meadow contains a ratio of 90% grasses to 10% wildflowers: by increasing the grass content and selecting only annual species of wildflowers, Everyday Meadow is faster to establish.

Everyday Meadow produces a denser habitat thanks to its ability to be sown at 15 g/m2.  Compared to most meadow mixtures, which are usually sown at 5–10 g/m2, Everyday Meadow rapidly creates a thick, attractive canopy, thus enabling the landscape contractor to tick another job off their checklist without having to be overly concerned about sparse or slowly developing vegetation cover.

All 18 of the wildflower species in Everyday Meadow are indigenous to the UK and have been hand–selected for their native traits and disease and stress tolerant characteristics which make them perfect for urban, sub–urban and business park environments.

Everyday Meadow species content:

Species

Description

Content (%)

Festuca rubra rubra

Strong Creeping Red Fescue

30

Festuca rubra commutata

Chewings Fescue

25

Festuca rubra litoralis

Slender Creeping Red Fescue

20

Poa pratensis

Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass

10

Agrostis capillaris

Browntop Bent

5

Trifolium repens

White Clover

5

Agrostemma githago

Corncockle

0.50

Papaver rhoeas

Corn Poppy

0.50

Silene alba

White Campion

0.25

Silene dioica

Red Campion

0.25

Centaurea cyanus

Cornflower

0.25

Leucanthemum vulgare

Oxeye Daisy

0.25

Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove

0.25

Prunella vulgaris

Self Heal

0.25

Chrysanthemum segetum

Corn Marigold

0.25

Centaurea nigra

Common Knapweed

0.25

Plantago lanceolata

Ribwort Plantain

0.25

Ranunculus acris

Meadow Buttercup

0.25

Sanguisorba minor

Salad Burnet

0.25

Lotus corniculatus

Birdsfoot Trefoil

0.25

Rhinanthus minor

Yellow Rattle

0.25

Galium verum

Lady’s Bedstraw

0.25

Achillea millefolium

Yarrow

0.25

Vicia sativa

Common Vetch

0.25

 

 

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