Very pretty recycled wedding favours seed packet and place setting printed on thick, quality recycled ivory paper. The seed packet measures 9 x 12 cm and has been made especially for us, so rather unique! Planting instructions are printed on the back of the packet. The seeds inside (in a paper sachet) are British wildflower seeds, grown in the UK and so perfect for our British butterflies, bees and other nectar-loving insects – Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Corn Chamomile and Poppy.
This wedding favours seed packet forms part of our Blossom range so you can also indulge in matching seed paper Save the Date cards and invitation sets. We can also incorporate this design into any other products you might need, such as menus etc.
Please email your personalisation details and guest names after you have ordered. This seed packet is also great in that it doubles up as a wedding favour, saving you money!
How to sow the seeds in our wedding favours seed packet
The seeds are so easy to sow, even the most horticulturally-challenged of your guests can’t go wrong – simply choose a sunny, weed-free spot (or a pot of peat-free compost) and sprinkle on the seeds. No need to cover them with soil/compost – just gently press them into the soil. Water well and wait for them to germinate, watering if necessary.
Corn Marigold facts
Corn Marigold ( Latin botanical name chrysanthemum segetum) is an annual wildflower with loads of yellow daisy-like flowers from June right through to October. It grows to a height of around 20 in (51 cm). It is closely related to the wild Ox-eye Daisy and is also known as Yellow Ox-eye, Bigold, Boodle and Raddles. In Medieval times, disgruntled landowners ordered their tenant farmers to get rid of it from barley fields because it was such a pest, which is a shame as it is now not often found in its natural habitat in the wild. Many insects like its nectar and it is the food plant of the pretty little Chalk Hill Blue butterfly.
Cornflower (Latin botanical name centaurea cyanus) is an annual wildflower that also goes by the old folk names of Bluebottle, Batchelor’s Button or Knapweed. The plant has pretty blue flowers and grows up to 2 ft (60 cm) high. Butterflies and bees love it! It is a rare wildflower in the wild, being previously a common corn field weed but as it blunted sickles when harvesting, it was gradually eradicated. The centaurea part of its botanical name comes from Chiron, the centaur, whom the plant cured when an arrow tipped with the blood of Hydra wounded him – which resulted in herbalists assuming that the plant must have the strange ability to repel snakes. The cyanus part comes from Cyanus, who loved the plant so much he spent all his time in corn fields making garlands from them. When he died, the goddess Flora transformed him into a wild Cornflower.
Poppies are annual wildflowers that attract butterflies, bees and hoverflies. They are probably known by everyone the world over and it is so satisfying to stumble upon the spectacular sight of a field of Poppies in the wild. Poppies self-seed all over the place and often appear in disturbed ground, the seed having lay dormant for many years. The plant’s Anglo-Saxon name is popig. Its Latin name is papaver rhoeas. Rhoeas may come from the Greek, rho, possibly meaning red. Pliny, Ancient Greek’s clever chap, claimed that papaver derived from papa = pap, the mashed up food of babies, (poppy juice used to be added to it to help babies sleep (needless to say, don’t try this at home!) It may also relate to the Latin papula, “papule”, because of its rounded seed capsules. Poppy seeds have been found by archaeologists that date as far back as 25,000 years, so the plant has been around a long time! An average Poppy produces about 17,000 seeds.
The Poppy is also a common symbol of remembrance and, to the Ancient Greeks, it symbolised regeneration. Poppies grow to a height of about 2 feet and thrive in a position where they can get full sun. Leaving the seedheads on after flowering is over will result in more Poppy seeds being scattered in your garden!
Corn Chamomile facts
Not a lot to say about Corn Chamomile! It is an annual wildflower with daisy-like flowers throughout May to August and grows to a height of 12 – 18 ins (30 – 45 cm). It is a common wildflower found in meadows, wasteland and arable land.