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Elephant Family Charity Wedding Favour

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These seed packets are charity wedding favours in aid of Elephant Family. Elephant family is a dynamic NGO on a mission to save a forgotten species from extinction – the Asian elephant. Every day in India alone an elephant kills a human and a human kills and elephant in a battle for space and food. Elephant Family exists out of urgent necessity due to a serious lack of investment and attention going into this conservation and humanitarian issue and funds projects across Asia to stop this conflict from happening.

Here at Wildflower Favours we are passionate about the plight of these endangered species and have joined forces with Elephant Family to help raise funds to create safe homes for both elephants and people. 20p from every packet sold will go towards this magnificent cause.

RHS Plants for PollinatorsPlease help support Elephant Family by giving your guests these seed packets as wedding favours. The wildflower seeds inside (about a gram in weight) are also perfect for butterflies and bees.

This seed packet is recycled and the seeds are British species grown in the UK. They are also personalised with your wedding details – please advise these in the box above. 

Seeds in this seed packet include Cornflower, Corn Chamomile, Poppy and Corn Chamomile and they will be in a paper sachet, not a plastic and foil one.  The seeds are viable for a few years so if you are not using them straightaway, just store them somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight.

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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

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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.

 

 

Up to around 60 cm

Hardy annuals

Full sun,

Poppy – red

Cornflower – blue

Corn Chamomile – white daisy flowers with yellow centres

Corn Marigold – yellow

These pretty wildflowers are easy to sow and germinate quickly.  Find a bare patch of soil in full sun and sprinkle on the seeds.  Press them into the soil and water – no need to cover with more soil.  Keep an eye on them and water as required.

Seed sowing instructions

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