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Rustic Wildflowers Wedding Favour

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Description

RHS Plants for PollinatorsA lovely, straightforward rustic design on a recycled manilla seed packet.  The packet measures 9 x 12 cm and has the sowing instructions on the back.  The seeds inside are in a paper sachet (not plastic and foil) and are perfect for butterflies, bees, moths and all sort of other bugs.  They are also personalised with your wedding details – please advise them in the Personalisation box above. These seed packets, though, are perfect for any occasion or business event too – we can easily change the text or add a logo!

As the seeds are viable for a few years, you don’t need to worry about using them straightaway – simply store them somewhere cool and dry and out of direct sunlight.

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About the Seeds

Cornflower

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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 provides nectar for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

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Around 60 cm

Hardy annual

Full sun

Popp[y – red

Cornflower – blue

Corn Chamomile – white daisy flowers with yellow centres

Corn Marigold – yellow

Sow from April to May by scattering on to a bare patch of soil.  Press the seeds into the soil and water.  No need to cover the seeds with more soil.  Water as required when growing.  These seeds can also be sown into large pots or troughs.

Seed sowing instructions

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