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. 

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Perfect for Pollinator Yellow Rattle Seeds (Rhinanthus minor)
    Yellow Rattle Seeds (Rhinanthus minor)
    ***Fresh seed from 2020 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 pl... More info

    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

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