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Grow the Love Seed Packet Wedding Favour

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Description

RHS Plants for PollinatorsGet your guests to grow the love with this quirky seed packet wedding favour!  The seed packet is recycled and measures 9 x 12 cm.  The seeds are inside the packet in a paper sachet and consist of Cornflower, Corn Chamomile, Poppy and Corn Marigold.  No plastic and foil sachets in our products!  These seed packets are a great wedding favour to encourage your guests to get growing wildflowers and, hopefully, inspire them to grow more.  It is important to grow wildflowers to encourage pollinating insects into the garden as their natural habitats are in serious decline.

The packets measure 9 x 12 cm and are personalised with your wedding details – please advise these in the Personalisation box above.  The reverse of the packet has the sowing instructions.  The seeds are viable for a few years so it is not a problem if they are not used straightaway – simply store them somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight.

About the Seeds

Cornflower

Bee on cornflower

This pretty wildflower was once common in the wild in 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.

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Around 60 cm

Hardy annuals – which means they will germinate, flower and die the same year.

Full sun

Poppy – red

Corn Marigold – yellow

Cornflower – blue

Corn Chamomile – white daisy flowers

Find a bare patch of soil in full sun and sprinkle on the seeds.  Gently press them into the soil and water (no need to cover the seeds).  Water as required.  Can also be sown the same way in large pots or troughs.

Seed sowing instructions

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