Seedball Urban Meadow Mix
Product Code : SB/URB Barcode : 5060336970021
- A simple way to grow wildflowers from seed.
- Easy to use - no need to 'plant', just scatter on top of soil or compost.
- Wildflower mix perfect for pollinators.
- Ideal for garden beds and planting pots.
- 20 urban meadow mix seed balls per tin.
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A mix of native wildflowers perfect for gardens. This colourful combination of annuals and perennials was developed in collaboration with River of Flowers, an organisation that works to promote urban wildflower habitat creation: Each tin contains 20 seed balls, each with approximately 100 urban meadow mix seeds.
|Cornflower||Centaurea cyanus||Annual||Flowers June - August|
|Common toadflax||Linaria vulgaris||Perennial||Flowers June - October|
|Cowslip||Primula veris||Perennial||Flowers April - May|
|Meadow cranesbill||Geranium pratense||Perennial||Flowers June - September|
|Oxeye daisy||Leucanthemum vulgare||Perennial||Flowers May - September|
|Red campion||Silene dioica||Perennial||Flowers March - November|
|Musk mallow||Malva moschata||Perennial||Flowers June - August|
Growing wildflowers from seed balls provides improved seed germination rates without the need for complex propagation. They're very easy to use - simply scatter on top of soil or compost and let nature do the rest. They'll also grow equally well in pots or other planters.
Each ball contains approximately 100 Urban Meadow Mix seeds, peat-free compost, clay and chilli powder. The dried clay acts as a protective casing from common seed predators (such as ants, mice and birds). When sufficient rain permeates the clay, the seeds inside begin to germinate - helped along by the nutrients and minerals contained within the ball. The chili powder continues to deter predators while the seed ball slowly degrades and the seeds sprout.
As a guide at least 20 seed balls per square meter is recommended for a garden, or 3 - 5 seed balls for a small to medium sized pot. Urban Meadow Mix seed balls are best scattered in the spring or autumn.