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SEEDBALLS - Butterfly Mix

  • £4.99
  • A mix of five native wildflower species that are great for butterflies!
  • Forget-me-not, Musk mallow, Purple loosestrife, Red campion and Yarrow.
  • 20 balls per tin, 30 seeds per ball.
  • Easy to use, simply scatter on top of soil in a garden bed or planter.
  • Scatter in spring or autumn. Sprouts seen in 4-6 weeks.
  • Now also includes a sprinkling of annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, and Night-Flowering Catchfly.
    • 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.

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