Urban Pollinator Seed Mixes
These are a range of annual seed mixes using wild flowers from around the world. They are often referrred to as THROW & GROW mixes. They have been made popular by Councils. They offer a long season with a wide and dramatic range of exotic colours. They should be sown in the spring from March through to May.
They are quick to grow and can provide a long colourful flowering season over the summer. This long flowering season is very beneficial to all natural pollinators such as Bees.
We have four Throw & Grow mixes & three of the most popular species available as straights. Sow at 3 grams to the square metre. They flower throughout the summer. Species such as Cosmos. California Poppy and the French Marigold. These mixes will generally just last one season. On this page also is listed Borage and Sainfoin attractive plants much loved by bees.
Best suited to fertile conditions. Sown into ground which has been cleared of competition and which is a fine level seed bed.
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- Wide range of annual wildflowers around the world.
- Colourful display that lasts for a long season.
- Benefits Bees and Butterflies.
- Sow March though to May.
- Quick to grow long flowering season
- Magical colourful display like a candy shop
- Very attractive and beneficial to Bees
- Sow March to May.
- Annual mix off exotic yellow, orange flowers
- Sow March to May.
- Has a long flowering season.
- Sow at 3 grams to the sq metres.
- Sow at 3 grams to the sq metre;
- Rainbow effect of colours over summer;
- Sow March through to May;
- Quick to grow long flowering season;
Cosmos are branching annuals with ferny foliage and pink, crimson, or white flowers that work well in the back of a border. Full sun and moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Sow in March April. Sow at 3 grams to the square metre
Californian Poppy (Single flower mix) Eschschoizia Caifornica. Sow March to May or August to September. Range of colours in the mix. Likes well drained soils. Seed rate 3 grams to the square metre. Flowers June to October. Stagger the seeding times to stagger the flowering period.
Pot Marigold (Pacific Beauty Mix) Calendula Officinalis is an old-fashioned flower that has a long history as both an ornamental garden plant and as a herb. This is a mix of oranges, lemon and cream colours, double and semi-double flowers. Sow in autumn or early spring ¼” below the surface. Marigold can adapt to almost any soil, but prefers well-drained, poor or average soil.
Borage Seed - WF-BOR
- Sow March to April
- Very Attractive to Bees
- Prefers Light well drained sunny conditions
- Sow at 3 grams to sq metre
Sainfoin Seed - WF-SAI
- A perennial once established will come back year after year
- Very attractive to bees and butterflies
- Seed rate 10 grams to the sq metre
- Sow in autumn