Wildflower Plants are easy to grow and can create a stunning display while providing nature with a real boost . They can used on their own to create areas of solid colour, or planted with other species to create a more natural wildflower area.
A native perennial common in England and Wales, usually on light soils, in open woods, grassland and hedgerows. Attractive to Bees and butterflies alike. Spikes of red-purple flowers are produced on long slender stems growing from a rosette of crinkled leaves.Height: 15 - 60 cm (6 - 24in)Prefers: Light, well drained soilsFlowers: June - September
This stunning perennial plant can be found crawling on the woodland edge or becoming an informal lawn subject with loose spikes of brilliant blue flowers that look outstanding in the sun. Height:10 - 20cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soilFlowers: April - July
A common creeping native wildflower perennial of dry grassland and roadside, with bright yellow wild flowers, often streaked with red. The cluster of long seed pods looks like a bird's foot. An excellent nectar wildflower plant and a caterpillar food plant for the Common Blue, Dingy Skipper and Clouded yellow butterflies.Height: 15 - 25cm (4-16in)P...
This unusual plant has white flowers that have a purple veined bladder that slightly droops. This plant is a nectar plant and a great addition to any area you wish to encourage butterflies. Height: 22 - 40cm.Prefers: well drained soil and full sunlightFlowers: June - August
This selection of plants will attract butterflies into your garden, you'll receive a minimum of 10 species of plugs plants from the list. Your collection will capture the small purple flowers of Field scabious to the light scent of Musk mallow.A minimum of 10 species will be chosen from the species list and used in equal quantities.Designed to attr...
A ground covering wildflower plant with pink flowers and greyish green leaves that creates colourful and fragrant borders. The Cheddar Pink produces a sweet-spicy clove like fragrance and delicate pink blooms. Height: 10-15 cm Prefers: Sun and well-drained soil Flowers: June- July Pre-order now for delivery in Spring 2020
Also known as Blue Daisy, Blue Dandelion, Blue Sailors, Blue Weed, Bunk, Coffee Weed, Hendibeh, Horseweed, Ragged sailors, Succory, Wild Bachelors buttons and Wild Endive. Many varieties of this star-like clear blue flowered plant are cultivated for a broad spectrum of uses such as salad leaves, chicons or roots which once baked and ground can be u...
The Clustered Bellflower erupts with clusters of vivid violet-blue flowers. These perennial flowers are beckoning to bees and butterflies and ideal to add to any rockery. Height: 40 - 50 cmPrefers: Dry Grassland/meadow, edge of woodsFlowers: June - September
This distinctive perennial is often found at woodland edges and roadsides, long stalked with long-spurred blue-violet flowers. This vibrant plant is beckoning to bees and butterflies but prefers to be in damper areas. Height: 60cmPrefers: Damp woods, dry and damp grasslandsFlowers: June - July
The Common agrimony plant is known as church steeples, good for a sunny border. It has slender tapering spikes of yellow, star shaped flowers and finely cut leaves. As well as luring and other pollinators, wild birds struggle to resist! Height: 30 - 60cmPrefers: Sunny areas, dry and sandy soil.Flowers: June - September
Perennial. A tall plant with paired and short-stalked leaves and flowers with greenish-brown with a purple upper lip. Height: 60-90cm Prefers: Damp woods, hedges, damp soil Flowers: June - August Pre-order now for delivery from April 2020 onwards
Common knapweed or hardheads is a colourful meadow wild flower plant of the thistle family. Tight purple flowers, with lance shaped leaves. Forms dense clumps over time, ideal for sunny meadows and hedge banks. A great bee plant, and a goldfinch magnet in the autumn.Height: 30 - 60cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soilFlowers: June - September
Common mallow is a very ornate, tough plant with an abundance of pink/purple flowers. To get the best from this pretty plant place in full sun and in well draining soils. Height: 30 - 90cmPrefers: Well drained soils Flowers: May - September
This is the commonest of the St Johns Wort wild flower plant found in Britain. It is a tall clump forming perennial which produces bright yellow flowers that are popular with bees. It also plays host to the beautifully coloured St Johns Wort Beetle. Height: 30 - 90cm Prefers: Sun or partial shade on most soil types. Flowers: June - September
This perennial plant of meadows and hedgerows begins to blossom in June and the flowers have been known to linger until November. Common toadflax produces orange and pale yellow snap-dragon flowers. Height: 30 - 60cm Prefers: Sun and light shadeFlowers: July - October
This charming annual plant produces white, 'daisy' like flowers that produce an enticing aroma. This dainty flower likes to be found in areas with full sun and well drained soils, naturally found in grasslands. Height: 30 cmPrefers: SunFlowers: May - July
Corncockle with its beautifully intricate reddish - purple flowers is a mesmerizing addition to any wildflower meadow, the softly hairy annual is best suited to areas in full sunshine and well drained soils. Height: 60 - 120 cmRequires: Sun Flowers: June - August
A beautiful native perennial wild flower plant growing in grassland and meadows. The deep yellow flowers are grouped on upright stalks growing from rosettes of crinkled leaves. Cowslip wild flower plants are a good nectar source for butterflies and bees. Cowslips are the food plants of the caterpillars of the Duke of Burgundy Fritillary.Height: 10 ...
Often grown as an ornamental plant this hardy plant with purple flowers can withstand the cold and drought whilst remaining green throughout the winter. The tender young leaves are readily eaten by cattle and sheep although they leave the hard, stiff stems alone.Height: 30 - 60cmPrefers: Shady and woodland areasFlowers: May - June
Perennial. Commonly known as Ladys Smock, Mayflower or Milkmaids. Was thought to be sacred to the fairies in folklore, and bringing it indoors was deemed to be very unlucky. Young leaves can be used as a substitute for cress due to their peppery taste.Height: 22 - 25cmPrefers: Damp grasslands and river/stream banks.Flowers: April - June
Beautiful bright yellow/green tufted sedge is a perennial, hardy plant with drooping flowers. This can grow up to four feet tall and when planted around waterways the tall spikey leaves provide much needed cover for the wildlife. Height: 60 – 90cmPrefers: Pond edgeFlowers: May - June
These purple or white flowers are great at attracting butterflies and look good in borders, you'll notice they become more fragrant towards the evening. Dames violet plants are a perennial plant that don't mind being in the shade. Height: 60 - 90cmPrefers: Sun or light shadeFlowers: May - August
Biennial wildflower plant with yellow flowers and purple centre, that likes dry soils and gravelly places favours more calcareous soils. Dark mullein can grow to over a metre tall and is a perennial. A rosette of leaves throws up a spike of rich yellow flowers with orange anthers, grow in the herbaceous border.Height: 15 - 45cmPrefers: Sun and well...
A tall native perennial common throughout Britain in marshes, meadows, roadsides and damp woods. Mauve to purple wild flower heads on slender stems from June to October attract bees and butterflies. This is the food caterpillars of the Marsh Fritillary.Height: 15 -100cm (6-40in)Prefers: Full sun on moist soilsFlowers: June - October
A perennial with fern-like leaves and foamy cream flowers opening from pink buds, emitting a robust, delicious smell. Dropwort can tolerate the drier conditions to partial shade, this plant is also known as Lady's Belt, Little Queen and Meadowsweet. Height: 60 - 90cmPrefers: SunFlowers: May - August
A tall, bright yellow annual or biennial wild flower plant widely naturalised in coastal areas and beside railway lines. Originally from North America, its oil is used in various herbal remedies. The wild flowers open in the evening and are visited by a large number of Moth species.Height: 50 - 150cmPrefers: Dry free draining soil in full sunFlower...
False fox flowers in a spike of yellow, green and pale brown. This perennial plant thrives in wetland areas and heavy soils and can be commonly found near lakes, rivers and waterways as well as coastal areas. Height: 60 - 90cmPrefers: DampFlowers: June - July
This perennial plant with bright daisy like flowers that are excellent in full sunlight and have been admired for their medicinal values. Feverfew is known for the strong scent that is given off when the flowers are in bloom. Height: 15 - 45cmPrefers: SunFlowers: July onwards
A tall native perennial wild flower plant with hairy stems found in grasslands across Britain. An individual Field Scabious wild flower plant can have as many as 50 purplish blue wild flowers on it at a time. It is very attractive to wild flower butterflies.Height: 30 - 100cmPrefers: Full sun on moist soil typesFlower: July - September
Native perennial wild flower plant common in marshes, ditches and wet meadows. Rare in Scotland. Upright woolly wild flower plant with clusters of gold flowers during August and September.Height: 25 - 60cm (10in - 2ft)Prefers: Moist soils, sunFlowers: August - September
The selection of Flowering lawn wildflower plants that you will receive in this collection contain a variety of species which can tolerate close mowing down to a height of 5cm. This collection is ideal to be included in flowering lawns or road verges. A minimum of 10 species will be chosen from the species list and used in equal quantities.Can be m...
A native biennial occasionally perennial, common in woodland leering, hedgerows and heaths. The Foxglove wild flower plant has tall spikes of pinkish purple bell-shaped wild flowers. The wild flowers are pollinated by bumble bees. Height: 50 -150cm (20-60in)Prefers: Partial shade or sun on moist well-drained soilFlowers: June - September
A perennial with yellow dandelion flowers followed by impressive seed heads, that bloom in the early morning sun but shy away after midday. This plant grows nearly a meter tall and is attractive to birds. Height: 30 - 90cmPrefers: SunFlowers: May - July
Goats Rue is a perennial plant with small sweet pea-like lavender- lilac flowers, these bloom in late summer through to early autumn. In herbal medicines, it has been used as a diuretic, and with a combination of herbs as a tonic.Height: up to 150cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soilsFlowers: July - September
This Perennial has yellow flowers that have larger heads than normal birdsfoot trefoil, this is the widely known as the more deluxe version with the rich dark foliage and can be found in a range of damp and wet environments. Height: 30cm Prefers: MoistFlowers: June - August
A handsome, tall, native perennial wild flower plant which grows in damp meadows and road verges. The blood red wild flowers, produce abundant nectar to attract insects to aid pollination.Height: 30 - 90cmPrefers: Full sun on damp soils. Suitable for potsFlowers: June - September
A native perennial wild flower plant, common on dry grassland, roadsides and hedgerows, especially on chalky soils. Reddish purple thistle-like flowers on long stalks are produced from July to September.Height: 30 - 90cm (8-36in)Prefers: Full sun on well-drained soilFlowers: July - September
A very tall biennial plant that can grow up to to 2m tall it has white, woolly hairs, long leaves with pale yellow flowers on shorts spikes, grouped together on a dense spike. Height: 1m - 1.8mPrefers: Woodland margins, clearings, disturbed weedy areas, dry soilFlowers: June - September
A pretty white hedgerow and woodland perennial wild flower plants can be found throughout Britain. The grass like leaves form large clumps that will die back in the summer and reappear the following spring. It was once believed that picking these wild flowers would provoke thunder and lightning.Height: 15 - 60cmPrefers: Partial shade on most soil t...
Gypsywort is a perennial plant with unstalked flowers that cluster around each pair of upper leaves on stem, produces white flowers with red-spotted lower lip and spear-shaped leaves. Height: 50 -100cmPrefers: Overgrown pond margins, reed beds, ditches, marshes, wet damp soils Flowers: July - September
Hairs on stems and on both sides of the leaves distinguish this species from others. This perennial plant blossoms with pale yellow flowers that are quite large that like sunny well drained soils to grow. Height: 60 - 100cmPrefers: Damp woods, scrub, shaded areas, usually on calcareous soils.Flowers: July - August
A scrambling wild flower plant found in hedgerows and woodland but can also be found in open grassland. Tall white spikes of tiny star like wild flowers attract butterflies and moths. It is a perennial and the larval food plant for a number of moth species.Height: 20 - 100cmPrefers: Full sun or shade on most soil typesFlowers: June - September
A showy and versatile perennial wildflower with attractive mauve, pink flowers and evergreen leaves. This plant is a great addition to any wildflower meadow as flowers from May right through the summer to provide colour. Height: 22 - 45cmPrefers: Sun or part shade, well drained soilsFlowers: May - October
Common throughout the British Isles except the Scottish Highlands, this hairy spreading perennial wildflower plant can be found in hedges, woodlands and shaded gardens. The dark red flowers can be seen from July to August.Height: 10 - 70cmPrefers: Partial shade on fertile soilsFlower: July - August
This collection of plugs have been designed to flourish in full sun and in partial shade. You will receive 10 specie of wildflowers plugs that will succeed regardless of where you position, these plants will grow with fragmented sunlight either side of your hedge. A minimum of 10 species will be chosen from the species list and used in equal quanti...
A tall stately perennial plant with masses of white-pink flowers, an excellent butterfly plant attracting large numbers in late summer. Once cut a distinct sweet aroma can be detected. Height: 60 -120 cmPrefers: Damp, riverbanks, pond marginsFlower: July - September
Also known as St Robert's Herb this low growing annual with a reddish stem displays small, pink flowers with five petals during the Summer and into Autumn. The leaves have a pungent mouse-like smell to them.Height: up to 30cm.Prefers: Moist but well-drained soils, in either full sun or partial shadeFlowers: May - September
An aromatic, shrub like plant with small blue flowers, very easy to grow and pleasing to the eye as well as alluring pollinators. Dried Hyssop has been used as a minty addition to herbal teas, soups and stews.Height: 45cmPrefers: Sun and well drained soilFlowers: June onwards
Commonly found along footpaths or in rock and wall crevices. Ivy Leaved Toadflax has small, mini snap dragon like, solitary flowers which are bluey-purple in colour with a yellow central 'honey guide' on the lower lip. Height: 5 - 10 cm Prefers: Sun or partial shade, dryish soils Flowers: April - October
Jacob's Ladder is an upright plant and gets its name from it's ladder-like leaves, it has a bell, funnel shaped flower that is lavender blue in colour and forms at the top of its tall, slinky stem. Height: 50 -100cmPrefers: Sand, Clay, Loam soilsFlowers: Summer
A scrambling biennial wild flower found in dry grassland often by the sea. The unusual yellow wooly flowers attract a multitude of butterflies and bees and it is the larval food plant for the Small Blue Butterfly. Height: 30-60cm. Flowers May to September. Prefers: Full sun on light soils.
This small white, although they can also be a pale purple flowered, perennial plant with its scalloped edged, oval leaves giving off a lemon scent. Although they can be cooked or dried, the leaves are best used fresh for a variety of things such as, herb teas, salads, sauces and even vinegars.Dried leaves can also be added to herb pillows and potpo...
The Long Season Meadow plug plant collection is suitable for a wide range of soil types. Once this collection is established it will provide an assortment of wildflowers carefully selected to provide flowers for the whole season. A minimum of 10 species will be chosen from the species list and used in equal quantities.Suitable for a wide range of s...
Often considered one of the most attractive wildflowers in the UK due to is bright pink flowers, sometimes with darker or paler spots Maiden Pink is a low growing plant making it suitable for rockery's, borders and seen on dry stony hillsides.To help boost and potentially extend the flowering season regular dead heading is advised.Height: 10 - 30cm...
This attractive perennial plant most suited around the waters edge has 4-angled sparsely hairy stem with heart shaped leaves at the base. The corolla pale-purple/pink with dark spots on lower lip.Height: 30 - 80 cmPrefers: Banks, wet meadows, ditches, wet fields, fenland. Flower: July - September
The most majestic of the three common Buttercup species native to Britain. Its pale yellow flowers are a familiar sight in traditional meadows and grasslands on damp soils. There is a species of Solitary Bee, which uses the flowers to sleep in.Height: 30 - 90cmPrefers: Full sun on damper soils but can tolerate some dryness.Flower: May - August
A soft hairy perennial that likes dry and grassy areas with unusual violet-blue flowers. This tall wildflower is a strong inclusion in a border or stands equally proud alone. Height: 80 - 100cmPrefers: Dry grassland, Hay meadows, Grassy pathsFlowers: May - August
A locally common native perennial found on roadsides and in meadows. The large blue flowers are attractive to Bumblebees, Honey Bees and Solitary Wasps. It is particularly hardy and will compete with grasses. During the winter these plugs die back and are classed as dormant, they do not have any leaves on them.Height: 30 – 80cmPrefers: Most soil ...
A rare plant in the wild, this attractive alpine produces masses of fine white flowers. This can be found in pastures and roadside verges with its uncomplicated petals, hairy stems and vibrant stigma.Height: 10 - 22cmPrefers: Sunny and well drained soilsFlowers: April - June
Also known as the "Medow pea" this is a straggling perennial plant, that flowers in bright yellow flowers that are weakly scented. Good for use in meadows, woodland edges and shrubs. Height: 50 - 100cmPrefers: Wet-moist soilsFlowers: May - August
A common tall perennial found in damp meadows, ditches and river-banks. Its fluffy cream flowers have a strong, heady, sweet aroma. In medieval times the plant was crushed and used as a pain relief as the chemicals it contains are similar to aspirin.Height: 60 – 150cmPrefers: Sun or partial shade on damp or wet soilsFlower: June - August
A perennial with lemon yellow flowers that have a red tinge on the outer edge . Pale green and slightly hairy leaves. Often found in dry grasslands and chalky soils such as clifftops, heaths, chalk down lands and sand dunes. As a herbal medicine Mouse-ear Hawkweed has been known to be used to treat respiratory infections.Height: 5 - 30cmPrefers: Su...
This perennial wildflower has beautiful, pretty pale pink flowers which are adored in all gardens and have a strong musky aroma, these are most suited to area with full sun and well drained soils. Height: 30 - 90cmPrefers: SunFlowers: May - August
A tall, unbranched native perennial common across England. It is a plant of hedgerows and woodlands, also known as Bats in the Belfry due to the stamens looking like bats hung the bell of a church steeple. This beautiful plant flourishes with bell shaped flowers that are lilac in colour. Height: 50 - 100cmPrefers: Partial shade on moist soilsFlower...
Also known as Fox & Cubs these are an Orange wild flower of roadsides, hedge banks and waste places. This perennial wildflower is often grown for ornamental purposes as the bright orange flowers are hugely appealing to pollinators. Height: 20 - 35cmPrefers: Dry, sandy or loamy type soils.Flowers: June - July.
Often seen carpeting road verges and railway embankments with white and gold blooms. This common native perennial is also known as Moon Daisy or Dog Daisy and attracts butterflies, bees and other insects.Height: 20 – 70cmPrefers: Full sun on most soil typesFlowers: June - August
Perennial. The county flower of Suffolk, this early flowering nectar rich plant it's flowers are a pale yellow colour with five petals. When in flower they generally tend to face in the same direction and open out widely. Traditionally Oxlips have been used in herbal medicine to treat coughs and rheumatism. Height: 20-60cm Prefers: Damp mead...
Pennyroyal plants have prominent lilac flower whorls and when crushed the leaves emit a strong fragrance similar to spearmint commonly used in aromatherapy. The plants are a creeping downy mint that require a damp environment. In herbal medicine Pennyroyal has been used as insect repellent and antiseptic. Height: 10-25 cm Prefers: Damp Flowers:...
Found along the banks of rivers, streams and ponds or in marshes this tall perennial is striking with its bright magenta flowers. It is a favourite of foraging bees and is the larval food plant of the Small Elephant Hawkmoth.Height: 60 – 150cmPrefers: Sun or some shade on wet soils or pond edgesFlowers: June - August
This perennial plant flowers in spikes of vibrant pink, purple snap-dragon flowers and has greyish leaves. The Purple toadflax wildflower can be a great addition to beds and borders adding a satisfying splash of colour.Height: 22 - 60cm Prefers: Sun Flowers: June onwards
A classic hedgerow and woodland edge perennial found across the whole of Britain. The flowers are usually a deep pink colour but can also be white or pale pink. The Latin name ‘Silene’ is after the merry, drunken god of woodlands.Height: 30 – 90cmPrefers: Semi shade or full sun on rich soilsFlowers: May - June
Red valerian is a tall perennial wildflower with flowers that continues to bloom late into the season in deep luxurious red. A dry stone wall or large rockery plant, which is very good in a border and attractive to bees.Height: 60-90cmPrefers: dry soilFlowers: May onwards
This grass-like plant has blackish-brown flowers with yellow anthers and is commonly used in meadows. Ribwort plantain is a strong and hardy meadow plant that is crucial in providing a food source for pollinators. Height: 60 - 90cmPrefers: Sun Flowers: April onwards
A perennial with yellow dandelion flowers. Also known as Greater Hawkbit. Seeds heads form a clock which attracts birds and this delightful flower gives off a pleasant fragrance. Height: 15 - 45cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soilFlowers: June - October
This plant has large aromatic leaves with ornamental lilac flower bracts, can be used in aromatherapy. This biennial plant can be found on natural grass lands and in coastal areas. Height: 60cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soilFlowers: June onwards
A bushy meadow plant with cone-shaped spikes. Aromatic perennial with masses dark red flowers turning to pink. Sainfoin is also known as French Grass, Holy Clover and prefers to be in full sunlight. Height: 40 - 50cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soil, found in meadows and along footpathsFlowers: July - September
It is a perennial with a small, strange almost round flower head, which is pollinated by the wind. It can be found in a variety of dry, calcareous grasslands. If the flower heads are crushed an agreeable scent can be detected. Height: 20 – 30cmPrefers: Dry calcareous soil in full sunFlowers: May - August
A perennial plant with a vibrant purple flower, with grass like foliage. These sun favouring flowers only open in the morning whilst the sun is shining. Commonly know as Jerusalem Star, Oyster Plant, Vegetable Oyster, gaining the latter names from the Oyster like taste of its roots. Older roots are best when cooked so can be used in stews and soup...
Annual. Also known as Blue-scarlet Pimpernel, Red Pimpernel, Red Chickweed, Old Man's Weathervane, Shepherd’s Weather Glass or Shepherd’s Clock. Scarlet Pimpernel gets many of it's other names due to the fact that the flowers close when the sun goes in or the weather is overcast. A low growing plant with bright red (although sometimes pink) ...
A very common short lived perennial found in a variety of habits including grassland, woodland and garden lawns. Its creeping stems can spread over a wide area producing brilliant purple blooms.Height: 5 – 40cmPrefers: Sun or semi shade on most soil typesFlowers: June - September
A member of the mint family this attractive, small perennial with blue flowers is best found along shorelines and marshes. Skullcap are commonly used in herbal teas for their traditional use as a mild anxiolytic.Height: 30cmPrefers: Sun and damp soilFlowers: August
In summer butterflies and bees flock to the small mauve button like flowers of this perennial. It can be found on very poor, dry, chalky soils throughout Britain. It has finely divided leaves, which are said to resemble the foot of a bird.Height: 15 – 70cmPrefers: Dry, free draining poor soilsFlowers: July - August
An attractive perennial with short to medium height wildflowers with ruffed white flowers of the yarrow family, a particularly hardy plant with a strong and distinctive aroma. Height: 25 - 50cmPrefers: Damp or waterlogged soilsFlowers: July - September
Flowers weakly-scented and clustered in the upper leaves, can be pale pink or white, this perennial plant grows in cooler temperatures and is perfect for under hedges and along roadways. Height: 50 - 70cmPrefers: Damp-moist soils, found along footpaths, waste ground, hedges and river banksFlowers: June - September
A good perennial border plant with long spikes of intense, vibrant blue flowers. This adaptable wildflower takes no extra care and is self sufficient but a striking addition to any area. Height: 30 - 60cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soilFlowers: July onwards
Usually found in calcareous, chalky or infertile meadows Spiny Restharrow is a shrubby but showy plant. Great for wildlife due to being pollinated by bee's and has nectar rich flowers. In herbal medicine Spiny Restharrow has been used for joint and muscle pain.Height: 45cmPrefers: Full sun, well drained, neutral to acidic soilsFlowers: July - Septe...
A tall, aromatic perennial plant. Sweet Cicely has petite white unbel flowers in early summer, followed by distinct, dark brown, aniseed-scented fruits. The flowers, leaves, roots and stems are all edible, and the fruits when ground can be used as a spice. Height: upto 200cm Prefers: Partial shade, moist but well drained soils Flowers: May - J...
A native biennial found on rough grassland, roadsides and waste lands. In the first season it produces a rosette of sharp spikey leaves. In the second year it puts up a tall stem crowned with a spiny flower head with a band of mauve flowers. It is particularly attractive to insects and seed eating birds such as Goldfinches and Siskins. Height: 80 -...
Sprawling perennial plant with masses of small pea like purple flowers, the sweet pea of the meadow. This really is the centrepiece to any meadow with its showy blue-purple to pinkish-purple flowers.Height: 60 - 120 cmPrefers: Sun, meadows, agricultural fields, woodland marginsFlowers: June - September
A native perennial found in damp woodlands and wet meadows. It produces pretty peach coloured nodding blooms, which attract bees. It will readily hybridise with the closely related Wood Avens (Geum urbanum).Height: 40 – 60cmPrefers: Wet or damp soils in shade or a sunny aspectFlowerings: April - July
The Water edge collection of plants will need to be nurtured and cared for to make sure they are well established before the area is flooded. Once they have had this opportunity to get established the delicate wildflowers in this collection will withstand flooding and many even growing within the water. A minimum of 10 species will be chosen from t...
This wetland perennial wild flower is a stunning addition to the any pond and demands little fuss. It flowers in a narrow spike with flowers that are a dark reddish colour.Height: 60 - 80cmPrefers: Damp woods, hedges, damp soilFlowers: June - September
An aromatic perennial with a minty smell. Purple stems with dense flower clusters at the end of each stem. This plant would naturally be found on riverbanks and wetlands and is also known as Fish Mint. Height: 60 - 80cmPrefers: Wet meadows, wet woodlands, marshes, riverbanks. Usually on calcareous soils.Flowers: July - October
Weld is a biennial plant that has similar characteristics to Wild Mignonette. With dark gren wavy edged leaves and yellowish- green flowers it will stand proud. Height: 1-1.5m Prefers: Sun, Waste ground and field margins Flowers: May - October
This plant is often growing on the edge of cornfields, hedgerows and waste ground. In the summer months can produce a slight scent as dusk. This plant likes partial shade and well drained soils and produces an immaculate crisp white flower. Height: Up to 1mRequires: SunFlowers: May - October
Sometimes known as White Nettle the young leaves can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable. It is also often called the Bee Nettle due to it being a good early source of nectar and pollen which makes it very attractive to Bees especially Bumble Bees.Height: 15 - 30cmPrefers: Sun, moist fertile soils.Flowers: March onwards
A native perennial common in England and Wales, usually in wetter lands and fens. A tall hairless plant that can grow up to two metres. Stems hollow and purplish, flowers white or pink.Height: Up to 2mPrefers: Damp meadows, wet woodlands and fenlandFlowers: July - September
A tall, woody, aromatic perennial common in dry pastures and hedge banks particularly on chalky soils. The leaves can be used for culinary purposes in the same way as cultivated Origanums. The pinky white flowers produce large amounts of nectar and are therefore very popular with butterflies and bees.Height: 30 – 60cmPrefers: Full sun preferably ...
French for little darling, this hairless perennial has wavy leaves and yellow/greenish flowers. This plant requires full sun and is great for enticing butterflies to the area. Height: 25 - 60cmPrefers: Sun, Waste ground and field marginsFlowers: May - October
The beautifully scented buttery yellow flowers of this native perennial were once a common sight along hedgerows and woodlands across Britain. It is now less common, but is still heralds the beginning of spring and provides an early source of nectar for Bumblebees emerging from hibernation.Height: 10 – 30cmPrefers: Partial sun or shade on damper ...
With rounded flower heads and a pinkish-red clover with trefoil leaves. A crucial understated ingredient in a spring meadow, this perennial really adds some much needed depth. Height: 10 - 45cmPrefers: Sun and well-drained soilFlowers: May - September
A spreading native perennial, which produces long runners, which root at intervals to produce new plants. It produces a white flower and a sweet mini strawberry fruit. It is common in woodlands and grassland across Britain. It is the larval food plant of the Grizzled Skipper butterfly.Height: 5 - 30cmPrefers: Most soils in sun or partial shadeFlowe...
The pale purple flowers can be found throughout Britain on dry grasslands such as heaths, dunes and down land. A perennial, it can form large mats which attract numerous bumblebees. It has low sprawling stems, a distinctive aroma and can be used in cooking in the same way you would use cultivated Thyme.Height: Up to 7cmPrefers: Dry free-draining so...
A perennial evergreen creeping plant that stays greener during drought conditions featuring 3-lobed leaves and white flowers that smell faintly of honey.Height: 10 - 20cm but can adapt to being cut short in a lawnPrefers: All types of grassland, lawns, waste ground, and footpathsFlowers: May - September
A scrambling perennial commonly found in a wide variety of habitats including woods and hedges. It has small yellow star shaped flowers and is a member of the rose family. Also known as Herb Bennet, Wood Avens will readily cross with its close relative Water Avens (Geum rivale).Height: 30 – 60cmPrefers: Shady sites on most soil typesFlowers: June...
A good woodland subject with lovely crinkly light green leaves and pale yellow flowers with prominent maroon stamens, this perennial plant typically would been found in woodland and prefers the partial shade.Height: 30cmPrefers: ShadeFlowers: July - Septemer
A very common perennial wildflower found in grassland, roadsides and waste ground. The leaves are feathery and put out a strong aroma when crushed. The white flower heads are attractive to Hover Flies.Height: 10 – 45cmPrefers: Full sun or partial shade on most soil typesFlowers: June - August