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Seedball Butterfly Mix

Grow flowers the easy way with seedballs
SKU: BFLYMIX
£4.99
  • Perfect for pollinators, this tin contains 20 seedballs (with approximately 30 seeds per ball)
  • Clay protects the seeds, chilli powder deters insects and compost give the seeds a head start
  • Simply scatter the seedballs in your chosen location in spring or autumn, and watch them sprout within 4-6 weeks depending on conditions (warm sun and rain required!)
  • A mix of five native wildflower species that are great for butterflies! Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Purple loosestrife, Red campion and Yarrow
  • Made in the UK.
  • Perfect for pollinators, this tin contains 20 seedballs (with approximately 30 seeds per ball)
  • Clay protects the seeds, chilli powder deters insects and compost give the seeds a head start
  • Simply scatter the seedballs in your chosen location in spring or autumn, and watch them sprout within 4-6 weeks depending on conditions (warm sun and rain required!)
  • A mix of five native wildflower species that are great for butterflies! Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Purple loosestrife, Red campion and Yarrow
  • Made in the UK.

Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis)
Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.
Height: 10-40cm
Flowers: April to October
Geeklet: Forget me nots have been used in the past for their astringent properties. The name Myosotis is derivation of the Latin and Greek for mouse and ears.

Musk mallow (Malva moschata)
Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.
Height: 40-70cm
Flowers: June to August
Geeklet: The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre that can be used for clarifying sugar.

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
A tall perennial with a spectacular spike of magenta flowers.
Height: up to 150cm
Flowers: June to August
Geeklet: A beautiful ornamental plant well suited to boggy areas.

Red campion (Silene dioica)
A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm
Flowers: March to November
Geeklet: Silenus the merry god of the woodlands in Greek mythology, gave his name to Silene dioica. The second part of its scientific name, dioica, means 'two houses', and refers to the fact that each Red Campion plant has flowers of one sex only, so that two plants are needed to make seeds.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
A perennial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head.
Height: 8-60cm
Flowers: June to August
Geeklet: Yarrow is a common herb that has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, it is said that Achilles used this herb to treat the wounds of his soldiers.

Please note, warm sun and water are required for sprouts to form. November scattered seed balls are unlikely to sprout until the Spring.

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