Butterfly and Bee

Chosen by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as being "perfect for pollinators" these nectar rich flowers provide food and habitats for the 1500 species of native bees, butterflies and other pollinators across the UK. Buy bees and butterflies wildflower seeds online today or get in touch with one of our wildflower experts on 01205 281902.

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  1. Perfect for Pollinator Autumn Hawkbit Seeds (Leontodon autumnalis)
    Autumn Hawkbit Seeds (Leontodon autumnalis)
    A perennial with dandelion-like flowers and seed heads. A good showy meadow subject. Seeds are magnets for Finches. Height: 15cm Prefers: Sun Flowers: August onwards Seeds per gram: 1000... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  2. Perfect for Pollinator Bladder Campion Seeds (Silene vulgaris)
    Bladder Campion Seeds (Silene vulgaris)
    A native perennial wild flower found in grassland and roadside verges, especially on well-drained soils.A pleasant clove-like aroma is emitted from the small white wild flowers held above waxy grey/green foilage from May to August. A nectar wild flower plant for butterflies suited to rock gardens an... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  3. Perfect for Pollinator Common Agrimony Seeds (Agrimonia eupatoria)
    Common Agrimony Seeds (Agrimonia eupatoria)
    Known as church steeples, good for a sunny border. It has slender tapering spikes of yellow, star shaped flowers and finely cut leaves. Likes dry and sandy soil Good for: Bees and insects Height: 30-60cm Prefers: Sun and well-drained soils Flowers: June to Sept Seeds per gram: 40... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  4. Perfect for Pollinator Common Cat's Ear Seeds (Hypochaeris radicata)
    Common Cat's Ear Seeds (Hypochaeris radicata)
    A perennial that makes a good meadow component. Rich yellow flowers and dandelion-like seed heads. Height: 30-45cm Prefers: Sun/Part shade Flowers: May - September Seeds per gram: 1250... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  5. Perfect for Pollinator Common Knapweed Seeds (Centaurea nigra)
    Common Knapweed Seeds (Centaurea nigra)
    Common knapweed or hardheads is a colourful meadow plant of the thistle family. Tight purple flowers, with lance shaped leaves. Forms dense clumps over time, ideal for sunny meadows and hedgebanks. Good for: Bees and a goldfinch magnet in the autumn Height: 30-60cm Prefers: Sun and well drained... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  6. Perfect for Pollinator Common Mallow Seeds (Malva sylvestris)
    Common Mallow Seeds (Malva sylvestris)
    Large bushy perennial wildflower plant, favouring sunny open areas. With ivy shaped leaves, and dark pink flowers. Well placed at the back of borders. Good for: butterflies and bees Height: 30-90cm Prefers: Well drained soils, footpaths Flowers: May to September... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  7. Perfect for Pollinator Corn Marigold Seeds (Chrysanthemum segetum)
    Corn Marigold Seeds (Chrysanthemum segetum)
    Glorious annual wildflower seeds very like a single Chrysanthemum. Slightly fragrant and can be used as cut flowers.Prolific in its production of wild flowers.  Flowers from June to August Good for: Butterflies and bees  Height: 30-60cm (12-24in) Prefers: Soil normal - poor. pH7. Sunny posit... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  8. Perfect for Pollinator Corncockle Seeds (Agrostemma githago)
    Corncockle Seeds (Agrostemma githago)
    Once common in the cornfields of England, this wildflower has reddish-purple and solitary with undivided petals. This wildflower seeds itself very prolifically and is related to other campions. Height: 30-100cm (12-40in) Prefers: Normal soil (pH7) Sunny position near a fence or other support. Flo... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  9. Perfect for Pollinator Cowslip Seeds (Primula veris)
    Cowslip Seeds (Primula veris)
    A beautiful native perenial growing in grassland and meadows. Good for: Bees and butterflies. Food source for the caterpillars of the Duke of Burgundy Fritillary.  The deep yellow flowers are grouped on upright stalks growing from rosettes of crinkled leaves. Cowslips are a good nectar source for ... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  10. Perfect for Pollinator Dandelion Seeds (Taraxacum officinale)
    Dandelion Seeds (Taraxacum officinale)
    A very common perennial, found in rich meadows. Creating a golden blaze of colour in May meadows and banks. Flowers composed of bright yellow ray-florets. Height: Up to 50cm Prefers: Rich meadows, pastures, fields or waste ground Flowers: April - June Seeds per gram: 8000... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  11. Perfect for Pollinator Field Scabious Seeds (Knautia arvensis)
    Field Scabious Seeds (Knautia arvensis)
    A tall native perennial with hairy stems found in grasslands across Britain. An individual plant can have as many as 50 purplish blue flowers on it at a time. Good for: Butterflies It is very attractive to butterflies. Height: 30 - 100cm Prefers: Full sun on most soil types. Flowers: Jul - Sep ... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  12. Perfect for Pollinator Greater Knapweed Seeds (Centaurea nigra)
    Greater Knapweed Seeds (Centaurea nigra)
    A native perennial, common on dry grassland, roadsides and hedgerows, especially on chalky soils. Reddish purple thistle-like flowers on long stalks which are very attractive to butterflies and bees. Good for: Bees and Butterflies  Height: 30-90cm (8-36in) Prefers: Full sun on well drained soil... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  13. Perfect for Pollinator Ladys Bedstraw Seeds (Galium verum)
    Ladys Bedstraw Seeds (Galium verum)
    Beautiful yellow flowers found in clumps on the sides of country roads. Very common perennial found in sandy soils. Dried seed heads useful for flower arranging. Widely used in days gone by to curdle milk for cheese making. Height: 30-45cm (12-18in). Prefers: Soil normal to poor. pH 7.  Sunny mea... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  14. Perfect for Pollinator Meadow Buttercup Seeds (Ranunculus acris)
    Meadow Buttercup Seeds (Ranunculus acris)
    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 – 90cm Prefers: Full sun on damper soil... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  15. Perfect for Pollinator Meadowsweet Seeds (Filipendula ulmaria)
    Meadowsweet Seeds (Filipendula ulmaria)
    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 - 150cm Prefers: Sun or partial shad... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  16. Perfect for Pollinator Musk Mallow Seeds (Malva moschata)
    Musk Mallow Seeds (Malva moschata)
    A stunning pink native perennial found at the sides of roads and in sandy grasslands. It is attractive to both butterflies and bees and produces a faint musky smell during the evening. Height: 30 – 100cm Prefers: Full or partial sun on well-drained soils. Suitable for pots. Flowers: Jul - Aug ... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  17. Perfect for Pollinator Ox Eye Daisy Seeds (Leucanthemum vulgare)
    Ox Eye Daisy Seeds (Leucanthemum vulgare)
    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 – 70cm Flowers: Jun - Aug Prefers: Full sun on most soil types. Seeds per gram... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  18. Perfect for Pollinator Purple Loosestrife Seeds (Lythrum salicaria)
    Purple Loosestrife Seeds (Lythrum salicaria)
    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 - 150cm Flowers: Jun - Aug Prefers: Sun or some shade on wet... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  19. Perfect for Pollinator Ragged Robin Seeds (Lychnis flos-cuculi)
    Ragged Robin Seeds (Lychnis flos-cuculi)
    The deeply cut pink petals of this native perennial are highly attractive to butterflies and bees. It can be found in damp woodland, meadows and pond edges. Height: 30 – 70cm Flowers: May - Jul Prefers: Sun or partial shade on damp soils Seed per gram: Approx. 5400... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  20. Perfect for Pollinator Red Campion Seeds (Silene dioica)
    Red Campion Seeds (Silene dioica)
    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 – 90cm Flowers: May - Jun Prefers: Semi shade or ... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  21. Perfect for Pollinator Rough Hawkbit Seeds (Leontodon hispidus)
    Rough Hawkbit Seeds (Leontodon hispidus)
    A perennial with yellow dandelion flowers. Also known as Greater Hawkbit. Seeds heads form a clock which attracts birds. Height: 15-45cm Prefers: Sun and well-drained soil Flowers: June - October Seeds per gram: 900... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  22. Perfect for Pollinator Salad Burnet Seeds (Sanguisorba minor)
    Salad Burnet Seeds (Sanguisorba minor)
    As its name suggests the leaves can be eaten in salads. It is a perennial with a strange almost round flower head, which is pollinated by the wind. It can be found in a variety of dry calcareous grasslands. Height: 20 - 30cm Flowers: May - Aug Prefers: Dry calcareous soil in full sun Seeds per g... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  23. Perfect for Pollinator Self Heal Seeds (Prunella vulgaris)
    Self Heal Seeds (Prunella vulgaris)
    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. Good for: Butterfly and catepillar food plant Height: 5 – 40cm Flowers: Jun - Sep Prefers: Sun or... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  24. Perfect for Pollinator Vipers Bugloss Seeds (Echium vulgare)
    Vipers Bugloss Seeds (Echium vulgare)
    A beautiful native biennial commonly found in rough grassy areas close to the coast and sand dunes. The striking bright blue flowers are a favourite with bumble bees and day flying moths. Height: 30 – 90cm Prefers: Light sandy soils in full sun light, but will grow on heavier soils Flowers: Jul... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  25. Perfect for Pollinator Wild Carrot Seeds (Daucus carota)
    Wild Carrot Seeds (Daucus carota)
    A common annual or biennial plant of downs and roadsides, its leaves are a common sight in neglected vegetable gardens.  The cultivated form provides the edible kitchen carrot.  When the wild carrot begins to fruit, it is at its most distinctive.  The fruits have long spines which attach itself t... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  26. Perfect for Pollinator Wild Marjoram Seeds (Origanum vulgare)
    Wild Marjoram Seeds (Origanum vulgare)
    Wild Marjoram Flower Seeds Description   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 there... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  27. Perfect for Pollinator Wood Avens Seeds (Geum urbanum)
    Wood Avens Seeds (Geum urbanum)
    Yellow flowers of cornfields and open places. Perennial, small yellow flowers followed by burr-like seed heads. Height: 30-60cm Flowers: June onwards Requires: Deep shade Seed per gram: 1400... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  28. Perfect for Pollinator Yarrow Seeds (Achillea millefolium)
    Yarrow Seeds (Achillea millefolium)
    A very common perennial 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 – 45cm Flowers: June to August Prefers: Full sun or partial shade on most soil types Seeds... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  29. Perfect for Pollinator Yellow Rattle Seeds (Rhinanthus minor) - 2019 Crop
    Yellow Rattle Seeds (Rhinanthus minor) - 2019 Crop
    **Fresh seed from 2019 crop**   Growing in grassy meadows and pastures throughout Britain, this annual yellow rattle plant enjoys well drained soils. The yellow flowers are followed by brown inflated calyces in the shape of little purses or seashells.     Another name for this bright attractive p... More info

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