UK Native Calcareous Soils

UK Native Calcareous Soils

UK Native Calcareous Soils – Calcareous soils are chalky, sandy or limestone based soils. These are rather dry and the wildflowers and grasses are selected for their capability to cope with this soil type. This mixture is slower to establish and will require a little maintenance to keep it at it’s best for years to come. With 22 wildflowers and 6 grass species this mix offers a variety of colours, height and layers to any area where planted. The flowers range from yellows through to blues and will flower May through to August the following year after they are established. However you can add some Corn Cockle, Corn Marigold and Corn Chamomile for some colour in the first year. When sowing your seeds it is best to spread on to bare soil, do not add any soil improvements as this is not necessary for wildflowers. The sowing rates will depend on what mixture you are planting, 100% wildflower is sown at 2g/m2 and the 80:20 mix is spread at 4g/m2. These mixes can be added to existing grass land as long as there is no perennial rye grass present as this will over power any flowers. All of our native seeds are grown and produced by ourselves or our trusted suppliers across the UK ensuring we only supply responsibly sourced UK wildflower. See our advice centre for establishment and maintenance advice.

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About UK Native Calcareous Soils

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Flowers:
Cornflower – Blue Flower – Height 90cm
Black Medick – Yellow Flower – Height 10-60cm
Wild Carrot – White Flower – Height 90cm
Cowslip – Yellow Flower – Height 25cm
Meadowsweet – White Flower – Height 50-100cm
Heath Bedstraw – White Flower – Height 20cm
Wood Avens – Yellow Flower – Height 25-50cm
Musk Mallow – Pink Flower – Height 40-70cm
Rough Hawkbit – Yellow Flower – Height 10-40cm
Wild Marjoram – Pink Flower – Height 75-100cm
Self Heal – Purple Flower – Height 20-30cm
Bulbous Buttercup – Yellow Flower – Height 20-60cm
Pepper Saxifrage – Yellow Flower – Height 50-75cm
Great Mullein – Yellow Flower – Height 175-200cm
Forget Me Not – Blue Flower – Height 30cm
Wild Mignonette – Yellow Flower – Height 30-60cm
Lady’s Bedstraw – Yellow Flower – Height 30cm
Field Scabious – Pink/Purple Flower – Height 75-100cm
Sainfoin – Pink Flower – Height 25-50cm
Yellow Rattle – Yellow Flower – Height 15-50cm
White Campion – White Flower – Height 30-60cm
Devils Bit Scabious– Purple/Blue Flower – Height 30-60cm
Add some Corn Cockle, Corn Marigold and Corn Chamomile for some colour in the first year.
The below species of grass are slower growing and won’t out compete the wildflowers.

Grasses:
Crested Dogstail
Slender Red Fescue
Bent Grass
Sheeps Fescue
Sweet Vernal Grass
Yellow Oatgrass.

All wildflower mixes benefit the environment and the wider ecosystem. The grasses and flowers in this mix are beneficial to a vast variety of wildlife. Specifically they will attract Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown butterflies, Red-tailed and Buff-tailed bumble bees and the lime spec pug moth. Just some of the species you can expect to see.

Other wildflowers for other soil types can be found here.

For more information or to buy in bulk please call 01531 825 299 or email sales@jubileeseeds.co.uk

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