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 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

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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 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 butterflies and bees.

    Height: 10-30cm (4-12in)

    Flowers: Apr - May

    Seeds per gram; 1100

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  7. 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

  8. Perfect for Pollinator Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil Seeds (Lotus pedunculatus)
    Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil Seeds (Lotus pedunculatus)

    Yellow flowering perennial with a larger head than common birdsfoot trefoil.

    Height: 30cm

    Flowers: June-August

    Requires: Moist

    Seeds per gram: 2000

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    Sowing rate: 3g/sqm

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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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