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Ivisons Essentials Poppy Meadow Grass Seed Mix

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A much-loved annual wildflower, which has also become a symbol of remembrance. It looks spectacular when colonising cornfields or giant swathes of newly ploughed pastures.
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Poppy Wildflower Seeds are a must-have for any wild or cottage-style garden. With their splashes of red, these flowers are the traditional sign of remembrance and will add a soft, distinguished look to your garden's borders with their 'tissue paper' petals. A hardy annual. Sow from March to May or August to October in cultivated soil for flowers between May and September.

Wildflowers are very important in supporting our native insects and animals. Not only do they encourage high biodiversity, they also make a pretty and colourful addition to the garden.

The following (approx.) amount of poppy, depending on g/kg  ordered:

500g –70,000 Seeds
1kg – 140,000 Seeds
5kg – 700,000 Seeds
10kg – 1400,000 Seeds

Why Choose A Fast Growing Mix?

  • Easy to grow!

  • A much-loved annual wildflower, which has also become a symbol of remembrance.

  • It looks spectacular when colonising cornfields or giant swathes of newly ploughed pastures.

  • The vibrant red flowers are loved by bees.

  • A trusted mix by our customers

  • High-quality DEFRA certified seed mix

Mixture Contains:

✔ 5% Poppy 

✔ 10% Crested Dogstail

✔ 10% Meadow Fescue

✔ 30% Sheeps Fescue

✔ 5% Smaller Catstail

✔ 5% Bent Grass

✔ 15% Timothy Grass

✔ 5% Creeping Red Fescue

✔ 20% Smooth stalked meadow

More About the Mixture: 

Poppies are an ideal flower to grow in your garden or wildflower meadows as they are super easy to grow, there is hardly any aftercare, and they reseed themselves! 

Crested Dogstail is often used in grasslands and meadows. In a meadow mix, Crested Dogstail helps produce a more balanced sward by moderating other grass species such as red fescue. It tolerates many soil types and can be sown at any time of the year, providing the soil conditions are suitable. The leaves are palatable making it good for grazing. 

Meadow Fescue is one of the larger fescues that can be made into hay and it is a great grass for grazing. It can grow successfully on a wide range of soils that don’t need high temperatures for active growth and is very winter hardy. 

Sheeps Fescue is a drought-resistant grass, mainly found on poor, well-drained mineral soil. It is added to many seed mixtures for its drought-tolerant properties. It can also withstand heavy grazing and close cutting. 

Smaller Cat’s-tail is a palatable grass suitable for grazing and haymaking. It is a cold-tolerant grass that remains green and will grow more in winter and early spring compared to other grass species. Cat’s-tail is a leafy perennial grass that tends to grow 6cm in length.  

Bent Grass is a fine-leaved perennial that is very low maintenance. It is a vigorous turfgrass that forms a close, dense turf. Bent Grass has a high tolerance for cool and warm temperatures. 

Timothy Grass is probably the most important and flexible grass species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It is a very common species found in grasslands all over the UK.  

Creeping Red Fescue has creeping rhizomes. Rhizomes are a network of roots that live under the surface of the ground they typically grow horizontally, rather than vertically. Rhizomes often give the plant a higher chance of survival in tough environmental conditions. This species of grass has a more vigorous creeping habit than some similar species which helps to create a dense, hardwearing lawn. The shallow roots help it to remain green even in the driest of soils. 

Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass is common in meadows, pastures, and other grassy habitats. It flourishes on well-drained, well-structured soils and is one of the greenest grasses found growing in early spring. Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass is palatable and very nutritious for livestock. 

How To Sow Ivisons Poppy Meadow Mix:

  • Choose the area wisely. Wildflower mixtures generally persist well in areas of low fertility. If the soil is highly fertile it may be necessary to remove or strip existing topsoil and sow on to sub-soil. Poppies prefer to be grown in well drained soil, in a sunny position.
  • Remove all existing vegetation from the area. This can be done by hand, digging it out, or you can use a weed killer. 
  • Once all the vegetation has been removed, the soil will need digging over to a depth of no more than 10 cm. Any deeper and you're more than likely to bring up more weed seeds to the surface. 
  • Once dug over, rake the area to create a flat seed bed. 
  • Sow the seeds at the recommended sowing rate.
  • Firm down the area either using a roller or simply trod on the area to improve seed to soil contact. 
  • If the soil is dry it should be watered, however, it's important to avoid saturating the area.

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