Common Agrimony –Agrimonia eupatoria– grows best in well-drained grassland on sites where there is plenty of sunlight. Plants are attractive to Bees and other insects. Common Agrimony is a relatively late flowering species. In mid to late summer its attractive brightly yellow spiked flowers brighten up our hedgerows and meadows. Common Agrimony looks best growing with other plants that flower in mid-summer such as Oxeye daisies, Black Knapweed, Meadow Cranesbills and Field Scabrous. Alternative names for Common Agrimony include Aaron’s rod or Fairy’s wand.
How to grow Common Agrimony Seeds Common Agrimony seeds should be sown in spring or autumn, either outside, where they are to flower, or in seed trays and covered lightly with compost. Seeds are usually easy to germinate and the seedlings, which are quick to develop, can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year.
RHS Perfect for Pollinators. The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set and fruit development.
To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre, and the number of Common Agrimony seeds per gram is approx. 60. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.
Wildflower meadow seeds can be sown at any time of the year but usually spring or autumn are best. In winter the risk of extreme cold, wet weather is high which can reduce the chance of a meadow seed mix germinating successfully. Read more
A: Wildflower seeds can be sown at any time of year but the best time is generally spring or autumn. Some wild flower seeds such as cowslip and Primrose seeds require prolonged periods of cold to trigger germination, a process known as stratification.
The best time to sow Wildflower Seeds such as these, Read more
Q: How long do wildflower seeds take to germinate?
A: Some wildflower seeds generally germinate very readily and easily. Species such as kidney vetch and Birdsfoot trefoil often take only 2 or 3 days to emerge.
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Q: Why is such a low sowing rate of 4 grams per sq. metre recommended for wildflower meadow seed mixtures?
A: A low sowing rate is used to encourage a somewhat patchy open grass sward in the short term. This helps to create receptive conditions necessary for the development of wildflower seedlings. Eventually the sward will thicken and close up.
Q: How can I establish a Wild flower meadow seed mix in an arable field grass margin ?
A: On arable farmland, wildflower meadow seed is best established alongside hedges, ditches and water courses. The aim is to create a conservation headland several metres wide that will contain a mixture of Native British Wild flowers and Native Meadow grasses that will require minimal maintenance. Read more