For Wildflower Plants Native To Your Address

Stocklist

These are wildflower plants which we typically stock and will include in our variety packs.

Plants for partial shade / partial sun

Tufted_Vetch

Tufted Vetchviccia cracca – will climb and cover eg an unsightly tree stump – a mass of long lasting blue flowers loved by bees and other insects.

Knapweed

Knapweedcentaura scabiosa – can grow to a metre tall with many bright flower heads. These are covered with bees from beginning to end of summer.

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Giant Bellflowercampanula latifolia – grows to a splendid height so great for the middle or back of any wild or cultivated border.

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Bird’s Foot Trefoillotus tenuis – the mass of flowers on this one area stunningly sunny colour – autumn seed pods look like birds’ feet!

Sorrel

Sorrelrumex acetosa – attractive seed heads later in summer – Orange Tip butterfly can lay eggs on this plant.

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Deptford Pinkdianthus armeria – exquisite, deep pink, small flowers on dinner plate sized plant – can grow to a foot tall – listed as rare.

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Yellow Pimpernellysimachia nemora – provides dense, lush ground cover with almost evergreen leaves and a myriad of bright yellow flowers fom spring to autumn.

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Devil’s Bit Scabioussuccisia pratensis – can grow to a striking height in damper areas of the garden – a good one for hoverflies.

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Ragged Robin lychnis flos-culi – another one for damper parts – has beautiful, lacey flowers on upright stems of an adult knee height.

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Wild Basilclinopdium vulgaris – a delicate looking, dainty though surprisingly robust addition to any garden – used extensively in medicines.

Betony

Betony betonica officinalis – can be stunningly successful planted in a terracotta patio pot – favoured by bees and hoverflies – erect stems, attractive flowers and crinkly leaves make this a popular plant with us too!

Toadflax

Toadflaxlinaria vulgaris – the native snapdragon or anthrrynum and very easy to grow – another bee favourite – a plant with poise!

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Lady’s Bedstraw – galium verum – traitionally used to fill mattresses. A plant which provides great ground cover.

Plants for sunny spots

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Rock Rosehelianthemum nummularium – as name suggests, a lovely one for the rockery, or other sunny spot – flowers a deep cream with seemingly endless buds appearing.

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Field Scabiousknautia arvensis – bees spend the entire summer visiting the multiple flowers on each plant – the volume of the buzzing has to be heard to be believed!

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Wild Chamomilechamaemulum nobile – one customer bought 2 to plant in pots…to rest her feet on after a day’s work: evening sunshine warming the patio, glass of wine, aroma therapy for the feet…what more do you need?!

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Kidney Vetchanthyllis vulneraria – flowers go on forever for this one too and are a food plant for the common blue butterfly.

Cornflower

Cornflowercenturea cyanus – flowers are a blue to defy that of any cultivated plant… and plant can carry on producing them all summer long!

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Oxeye Daisychrysanthemum leucanthemum – several planted together look beautiful – elegant, sturdy stems can grow half a metre tall.

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Meadow Saxifragesaxifraga granulata – dainty flowers appear spring to early summer and aka ‘Pretty Maids’. A lovely bee plant.

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Viper’s Buglossechium vulgare – plant flowers from May to September and can thrive on even drier, sandy or chalky ‘bald’ patches. The food plant of several bee and butterfly species.

Plants for that awkward, shady spot

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Night Flowering Catchflysilene noctiflora – stems have tiny, fly trapping hairs – an unusual colour – smells wonderful when out in the evening.

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Lesser Periwinkle – vinca minor – can be evergreen and flower twice a year in both spring and autumn. A plant skilled at smothering weeds and grows in even deep shade.