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GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)

GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)
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GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)
GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)
GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)
GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)

GOATSBEARD seeds (tragopogon pratenis)

  Our ref: ST100_1
  • type - annual
  • colour - Yellow
  • height - 50 to 75cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • Bee friendly plant
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RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Goat’s beard -tragopogon pratenis– grows best in well-drained, dry soils, on sites in sunlight or semi-shade. In gardens, Goat’s beard can be introduced into meadows or rough grassland, where plants will attract a range of insect life including bees. Goat’s beard is a low growing species with yellow flowers resembling dandelions that appear in June and July. The attractive fluffy seed-heads that follow are a distinctive feature of limestone grasslands in mid-summer. Goat’s beard looks best growing with other chalk and limestone plants that flower in early to mid summer such as Oxeye daisies, Greater Knapweed, Meadow Cranesbills and Small Scabious. Alternative Names for Goat’s beard include Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon and Salsify.

How to grow Goat’s beard Seeds
Goat’s beard seeds should be sown in spring or autumn, outside, where they are to flower and covered with soil. Once established, Goat’s-beard will normally self-seed readily.

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. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.


To buy Goat’s beard seeds
To purchase Goat’s beard seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. 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 Goats beard seeds per gram is approx. 140. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.


Summary
type - annual,
colour - Yellow,
height - 50 to 75cms,
flowering months - June, July,
habitat - Dry Grassland (clay, loam), Chalk and Limestone Grassland, Bare, Open Ground (eg Arable field margins, disturbed, waste ground)
Attracts bees
Printed 17/10/2017 19:37:54
st100_1 type annual colour yellow height 50 to 75cms flowers june july habitat dry grassland clay loam chalk and limestone grassland bare open ground eg arable field margins disturbed waste ground rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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