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 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 and grassy banks.

    Good for: Butterflies and bees 

    Height: 30-90cm (1-3ft)

    Prefers: well drained soils in full sun

    Flowers: June to August

    Seeds per gram: 2000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  2. Perfect for Pollinator Bluebell Seeds (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
    Bluebell Seeds (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

    Characteristic blue nodding perennial wildflower of woods and shady places. Many butterflies and other insects depend on our disappearing native wild flower plants. By creating a wildlife area in your garden and growing native wild flowers, you will produce an attractive habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.

    Good for: butterflies and bees

    Height: 30-60cm

    Prefers: Light shade

    Flowers: April to May

    Seeds per gram: 200

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  3. 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

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  4. 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 soils

    Flowers: June - September

    Seeds per gram: 500

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  5. 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

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  6. Perfect for Pollinator Common Poppy Seeds (Papaver rhoeas)
    Common Poppy Seeds (Papaver rhoeas)

    Evocative red annual, short to medium height, a lover of disturbed ground and agricultural soils if given a chance to flower. Replenishes its bright vermilion petals each day.

    Good for: Butterflies and bees

    Height: 30-60cm

    Prefers: Sun

    Flowers: May to July

    Seeds per gram: 11,000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  7. Perfect for Pollinator Corn Chamomile Seeds (Anthemis arvensis)
    Corn Chamomile Seeds (Anthemis arvensis)

    The delightful white daisy flowers of this annual wildflower were once a common sight is cornfields. It is now much rarer due to widespread use of selective herbicides. It has a compact upright habit, ideal for use on borders. Finches love to eat the flower seed heads.

    Good for: butterflies and bees

    Height: 20-40cm

    Prefers: Sunny position

    Flowers: May to October

    Seeds per gram: 1000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  8. 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 position

    Flowers: March - August

    Seeds per gram: 400

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  9. 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.

    Flowers: Jun - Aug

    Seeds per gram: 30

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    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

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    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

    Seeds per gram: 150 

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  12. Perfect for Pollinator Forget-me-not Seeds (Myosotis arvensis)
    Forget-me-not Seeds (Myosotis arvensis)

    A hairy perennial with leafy stem. Blue flowers, 5-8mm across, opening out flat.

    Height: 30-40cm

    Prefers: Meadows, open and damp deciduous woodland. Damp-moist soil, not acid

    Flowers: May - July

    Seeds per gram: 4000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  13. Perfect for Pollinator Foxglove Seeds (Digitalis purpurea)
    Foxglove Seeds (Digitalis purpurea)

    A native biennial occasionally perennial, common in woodland learing, hedgrows and heaths. Foxglove has tall spikes of pinkish purple bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are pollinated by bumble bees.

    Height: 50-150cm (20-60in)

    Prefers: Partial shade or sun on moist well-drained soil.

    Flowers: Jun - Sep

    Seeds per gram: 10000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  14. Perfect for Pollinator Greater Knapweed Seeds (Centaurea scabiosa)
    Greater Knapweed Seeds (Centaurea scabiosa)

    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

    Flowers: Jul - Sep

    Seeds per gram: 150

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  15. Perfect for Pollinator Hedge Bedstraw Seeds (Galium mollugo)
    Hedge Bedstraw Seeds (Galium mollugo)

    A common perennial with tall white spikes of tiny star like flowers which attract butterflies and moths. It is also a popular larval food source for a number of moth species.

    Height: 20 - 100cm

    Prefers: Full sun or shade on most soil types

    Flowers: Jun - Sep

    Seeds per gram: 1,500

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  16. 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 meadow.

    Flowers: Jul - Aug

    Seeds per gram: 1500 

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  17. 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 shade on damp or wet soils

    Flowers: Jun - Aug

    Seeds per gram: 1000 

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  18. 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

    Seeds per gram: 500

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  19. 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 soils or pond edges.

    Seeds per gram: 3000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  20. 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

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  21. 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 full sun on rich soils

    Seeds per gram: 1000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  22. 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

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  23. 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 gram: 300 

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  24. 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 semi shade on most soil types

    Seeds per gram: 1400

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  25. Perfect for Pollinator Teasel Seeds (Dipsacus fullonum)
    Teasel Seeds (Dipsacus fullonum)

    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 to 200cm

    Flowers: Jul - Aug

    Prefers: Full sun or partial shade on damp or dry soils

    Seeds per gram: 300

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  26. 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 - Sep

    Seeds per gram: 200

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  27. Perfect for Pollinator White Campion Seeds (Silene alba)
    White Campion Seeds (Silene alba)

    A hairy branched perennial found on disturbed ground throughout the UK. The white flowers are visited by moths and produce a faint smell at night.

    Height: 30 – 80cm

    Prefers: Sun or partial shade on well drained sandy soils

    Flowers: May - Sep

    Seeds per gram: 700

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  28. 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 to any passing animal.  In the 16th century it was known as a remedy for epilepsy and much later on it was used for such diverse complaints as dropsy and kidney stones.  

    Height: 30-40cm

    Flowers: June - October

    Requires: Sun/well-drained soil.

    Approx. 1100 seeds per gramme.

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  29. Perfect for Pollinator Wild Garlic Seeds (Allium ursinum)
    Wild Garlic Seeds (Allium ursinum)

    Wild Garlic grows well in damp shady conditions and is often found covering the floor in UK woodlands.

    Good for: Bees and insects

    Height: 30cm

    Prefers: Damp and shade

    Flowers: April-June

    Seeds per gram: 180

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  30. 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 therefore very popular with butterflies and bees.  

    Height: 30 – 60cm

    Flowers: Jul - Sep

    Prefers: Full sun preferably on dry calcareous soils

    Suitable for pots

    Seeds per gram: 8000 

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  31. 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

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  32. 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 per gram: 1000 

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  33. 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 plant is ‘rattle box’ because of the sound effect made by its seeds rattling around inside the seed capsule.  Also known as ‘Hay rattle', rattlebaskets and pots and pans.  

    Height: 20 - 50 cm

    Flowers: June - September

    Requires: All types of grassland

    Seeds per gram: 270

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

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