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Peacock Seed Packet Wedding Favour

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RHS Plants for PollinatorsA colourful seed packet wedding favour displaying a colourful peacock! Peacocks are extraordinary birds and one of our favourites.  These seed packet peacock wedding favours are available in recycled white or manilla – just let us know your preference in the drop down menu above. The packet is also personalised with your wedding details – please advise those in the Personalisation box above.

The seeds are viable for a few years so will be OK if you are not using them for a while – just store them somewhere cool and dry out of direct sunlight.

The wildflower seeds are perfect for all sorts of insects.  The seeds have been grown in the UK without chemicals and are UK species only.

The seed packet measures 9 x 12 cm and the seeds are inside in a paper sachet (not foil and plastic).  The sowing instructions are printed on the back.

Do you like how we have replaced some of the feather patterns with flowers?!

 

Peacock

Some interesting peacock facts:

  • peacocks are actually known as “pea fowl”. Males are “peacocks”, females are “pea hens” and babies are “pea chicks”
  • a group of pea fowl is known as a harem, whereas a group of females is known as a bevy, a muster, a party or an ostentation
  • peacocks don’t start growing their magnificent tail feathers until the age of 3
  • in the wild they have an average lifespan of 20 years
  • they shed their tail feathers every year
  • when a peacock fans its tail feathers during mating season, the feathers quiver, emitting a low-frequency sound inaudible to human ears. Depending on whether they want to attract females from far away or up close, they can change the sound by shaking different parts of their feathers
  • their tail feathers are known as a train

Give your guests wildflower seeds to give nature a helping hand – they will be rewarded with beautiful wildflowers and more butterflies and bees!

Baby peacock
Baby peacock

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

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 provides 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

Corn Marigold p yellow

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.  Best sown in spring. The seeds can also be wn in large pots and troughs.

Seed sowing instructions

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