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Flamingos Seed Packet Wedding Favour

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RHS Plants for PollinatorsGet the tropical vibes with our flamingos seed packet wedding favour!  Great unique and quirky design, personalised with your wedding details (please enter them into the Personalisation box above), eco-friendly and great for butterflies, bees and other insects!

The seed packet is completely recycled and measures 9 x 12 cm.  You can choose rustic manilla packets or white – please choose from the drop-down menu above. The seeds are British wildflower species, grown in the UK without chemicals.  Encourage your guests to help nature by giving them fabulous wildflower seed packet wedding favours! Any wildflower space, no matter how small, will help the pollinators in our gardens.  Every little helps!

About the Seeds

Cornflower

Bee on cornflower

This pretty wildflower was once common in the wild incornfields 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 provides nectar for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

Up to around 60 cm

Hardy annuals

Full sun

Cornflower – blue

Poppy – red

Corn Marigold – yellow

Corn Chamomile – white daisy flowers with yellow centres

Cornfield annuals are so easy to sow and germinate quickly.  Find or create a bare patch of soil in a sunny spot and sprinkle on the seeds.  Press them into the soil and water.  They can also be sown the same way onto large potr or troughs for the patio.

Seed sowing instructions

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