Seedball Butterfly Mix

£6.09

(2 customer reviews)

A heavenly selection of native wildflower seeds for butterflies! Using only wildflower species recommended by Butterfly Conservation, our butterfly mix includes both early and late summer flowering plants.

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Description

Seedball Butterfly Mix contains a wonderful mix of native wildflowers that are perfect for butterflies.

This collection of mostly purple, pink as well as blue flowers has been designed to attract butterflies to your gardens, balconies and window boxes and uses only flowers recommended by Butterfly Conservation.

Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Purple Loosestrife, Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Red campion and also Yarrow, plus a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly.

1 tin of Butterfly Mix contains 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).

How do I use Seedballs?

Throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter in Spring or Autumn, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will then germinate!

Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.

Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis)

Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis)
Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.
Height: 10-40cm
Flowers: April to October
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)

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
Description: A tall perennial with large rose pink petals.
Height: 40-70cm
Flowers: June to August
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)

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

 

Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Red Campion (Silene dioica)
A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm
Flowers: March to November
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)

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
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. Yarrow’s pretty little flowers, usually white but can be pink, cluster together in tight groups to resemble flat umbrellas. The leaves are like feathers and are also aromatic if crushed. Found in many grassland habitats including, waste land and some coastal dunes and stable shingle.

As well as the Seedball Butterfly Mix of Wildflowers, there are many other options to choose from. To see more from Seedballs, click here.

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2 reviews for Seedball Butterfly Mix

  1. Lucy Blinko (verified owner)

    Easy for kids to plant. Makes a great gift or for anyone wanting to encourage more insects to the garden.

  2. Virginia Gruitt (verified owner)

    I have bought these for birthday presents. As well as watching the birds my friend will now be able to watch butterflies as well. Such an easy way to grow flowers.

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