DLF Wildflowers

Wildflower mixtures suitable for Amenity landscaping and habitat recreation

Our exciting range of wildflower mixtures have been designed to create attractive amenity
spaces that act as an essential food source for a range of animals and invertebrates,
especially pollinating insects. These versatile mixtures are ideal for bare patches around the
farmyard, on banks along roadways and ditches or as a colourful buffer strip along streams
or drains.


Bright & Bold Annuals

• With 17 flower species, this mix is designed to create a robust and attractive display in any
park, public open space or golf course
• This 100% flower mixture will provide a dazzling annual display that is quick to establish
• Carnival has a long flowering period from 8 weeks after sowing up until the first frosts
Sowing Rate 3 - 5g/m 2 Available in 500g packs = 100m 2

Floral Carpet

Low Growing High-Impact Annuals
• Low-Growing seasonal annuals mixture designed to create a robust and attractive display
in areas where final growing height is paramount
• This is particularly relevant when sowing near visibility splays and sight lines on road
junctions and roundabouts
• This 100% dwarf flower mixture will provide rich blooms throughout the season, perfect for
enhancing any street scene
Sowing Rate 3 - 5g/m 2 Available in 500g packs = 100m 2


High Impact Perennials

• Seasonal Perennials mixture containing 100% Flowers, this mixture consists of 90%
perennial flower species and 10% annual species that give colour the first year
• The composition of species is wide and ensures good adaptability to different growing
• The colour scheme of the mix changes during the season
Sowing Rate 3 - 5g/m 2 Available in 500g packs = 100m 2

Suitable for Agriculture and Amenity

Butterfly & Bee Meadow Mix
AB8 Native Perennial Wildflowers with Grass
• A wildflower meadow mix with flowers to attract important pollinating insects, including
many kinds of butterflies and bees
• The grasses provide a habitat for pollinators and help ensure that weeds don’t out compete
the flowers
• 50% Flowering species 50% fine non-aggressive grasses. Ideal for banks/waste ground
Sowing Rate 1.6g/m 2 Available in 1kg packs = 600m 2

Flowering Margin Mix

WF1 Native Perennial Flowering Species
• 100% flowering species ideal for field margins or meadows
• Can be wrapped into bales or hay after flowering
• Economical option with a huge environmental return
Sowing Rate 1.6g/m 2 Available in 1kg packs = 600m 2


Bees, Birds and Soils BBS Mix

Annual Species
• Contains Phacelia, Borage, Quinoa, Millet, Crimson Clover, Persian Clover
• Sow in spring for summer pollinators and can be left in-situ over winter to feed birds and
Sowing Rate 2g/m 2 Available in 1kg packs = 500m 2

Cornfield Annuals Mix

Native Annual Flowering Species
• Contains Corn Poppy, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Corncockle, Scentless Mayweed
• Attractive mix which is quick to establish and can be sown in spring or autumn
Sowing Rate 2g/m 2 Available in 1kg packs = 500m 2

Sowing & Maintaining Wildflowers

Site preparation

The aim is to produce a firm, weed-free stale seedbed. Subsoils often provide a weed-free,
low-nutrient status seed bed and are suitable for wild flora. However, it is occasionally
necessary to remove the topsoil in areas of high fertility, as these soils tend to promote the growth of more vigorous grasses and pernicious weeds. Treat existing vegetation with a
systemic herbicide before seedbed cultivation, taking note of any site constraints and
manufacturer’s instructions first.

Sowing annuals & perennials

Sowing can take place throughout most of the year, providing a good stale seedbed can be
prepared. However, the months of March/April and August/ September are generally the
most suitable.

1 Regularly mix seed to ensure even species distribution, drill or broadcast
2 Bulk up small seeding rates with sand or porridge oats, four parts to one part seed
3 Rake or harrow - mix the seed into the soil (depth approx. 0.5cm), roll to firm seedbed

Wildflower Maintenance

Annuals complete their life cycle in one year, i.e. they will germinate, grow, produce a flower, set seed and die all in one year. Therefore, you will see them flower the summer after sowing if sown in Autumn and 8 weeks after sowing if sown in Spring. Perennials come back year after year, however, they will not flower until the second year after sowing.

First year management of perennial wildflowers

In the first year, control the weeds and reduce competition from grasses. Cut the sward to a
height of 5-7cm every two months or when the sward reaches 15cm. Remove all the cuttings. Dig out or spot-treat any perennial weeds.

Future maintenance of perennial wildflowers

Cut to 5-7cm during March/April and remove cuttings. A second cut should take place at the end of the flowering season during August/October. Remove all cuttings. Further cuts in the autumn period to remove untidy growth may be required.