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Beautiful Wildflower Seeds Wedding Favour

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RHS Plants for PollinatorsSuch a beautiful wildflower seeds wedding favour that your guests will love!  This recycled white seed packet wedding favour measures 9 x 12 cm and contains a mix of British wildflower seeds – Cornflower, Poppy, Corn Chamomile and Corn Marigold, all great for pollinating insects!  The seeds will be inside a paper sachet, not a plastic and foil one.  The back of the packet is printed with the sowing instructions.

Each seed packet is personalised with your wedding details – please advise these in the box above.  As with all our designs, we can change the text for a different event or add a logo if you are using them for a business event.  The seeds are viable for a few years – just store them somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight.  Please choose your packet colour above.

Although personalised in the photo for a wedding, these packets can easily have the personal text replaced with a logo if buying for a business event or promotion.  You just need to email your logo after ordering.  Or the text itself can be replaced for any occasion.

By giving these seeds as gifts, you are growing the love and loving Nature too, helping out the butterflies and bees!

About the Seeds

Cornflower

Bee on cornflower

This pretty wildflower was once common in the wild  cornfields but is now very rare in the wild, having been eradicated by farmers.  The flowers are blue and “fluffy” and much loved by bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees.  All members of the centaurea family are rich in nectar.

Latin name – centaurea cyanus

Height – 60 cm

Habitat – sun

Annual

Flowering time – June to August

Corn Marigold

corn marigold2

Corn Marigold is popular with butterflies, bees and other bugs. Its vibrant yellow flowers are fabulous

Latin name – chrysanthemum segetum

Height – 60 cm

Flowering time – June to August

Annual

Habitat – sunny

 

Poppy

Poppy with hoverfliesFamiliar red flowers sometimes seen in field margins in the wild, or, rarely, abundant in fields.  Poppies are also wild grassland and meadow flowers.

Latin name – papaver rhoeas

Height – up to 60 cm

Habitat – sunny

Flowering time – June to September

Hardy annual.

Poppies produce abundant pollen, which is generally very dark in colour. Bumblebees and honeybees in particular seem to like it.  Some reports suggest that poppies may have a bit of a narcotic effect on bees, someone in Germany noting that when his honeybees had been on poppies, they had trouble finding the entrance to their hive!  Hoverflies also really like poppies.

Corn Chamomile

Corn chamomileAs the name suggests, this wildflower has yellow and white chamomile-like flowers.  Common in fields, meadows and grassland.

Latin name – anthemis arvensis

Height – 40 cm

Hardy annual

Habitat – sunny

Flowering time – May to September

Corn Chamomile provide nectar for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

wildflowers
Photo courtesy Shorthaired Bumblebee Reintroduction Project

Up to around 60 cm

Hardy annuals

Full sun

Blue – Cornflower

Yellow – Corn Marigold

White with yellow centres – Corn Chamomile

Red – Poppy

 

The seeds are very easy  to sow – simply sprinkle them on to a patch of bare soil in a sunny spot and press gently into the soil, no need to cover.  Give them a good drink of water.  Alternatively you can also sow them into pots of compost for your patio or balcony.

Seed sowing instructions

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