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MEADOW VETCHLING seeds (lathyrus pratensis)

MEADOW VETCHLING seeds (lathyrus pratensis)
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MEADOW VETCHLING seeds (lathyrus pratensis)MEADOW VETCHLING seeds (lathyrus pratensis)
MEADOW VETCHLING seeds (lathyrus pratensis)MEADOW VETCHLING seeds (lathyrus pratensis)

MEADOW VETCHLING seeds (lathyrus pratensis)

  Our ref: ST51_1
  • type - perennial
  • colour - Yellow
  • height - 25 to 100cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • Bee friendly plant
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RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Meadow Vetchling - lathyrus pratensis – is a useful wildflower to grow on fertile soils where it competes quite well with other plants. In the wild it is often found growing in rough grassland and on banks. It prefers moist soils in sunny positions and in gardens can be included in a summer flowering meadow, where plants will attract Bees, and Butterflies. In the wild, Meadow Vetchling also attracts the Wood White as a breeding butterfly, that will lay its eggs on the plant. Meadow Vetchling is a rambling species, with yellow flowers, that appear from June to September. Meadow Vetchling looks best growing with other plants that bloom in mid-summer such as Meadow Cranesbill, Tufted vetch, Upright hedge Parsley and Meadow-sweet.

How to grow Meadow Vetchling Seeds
Meadow Vetchling seeds should be sown in spring, either outside, where they are to flower, or in seed trays and covered lightly with compost. Germination can be improved by lightly rubbing the seeds between 2 sheets of sandpaper. This is known as scarification and helps break down the tough outer shell of Meadow Vetchling seeds. Once germination has taken place, the seedlings, 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. 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 Meadow Vetchling seed’s seeds
To purchase Meadow Vetchling 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 Meadow Vetchling seed’s seeds per gram is approx. 100. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.


Summary
type - perennial,
colour - Yellow,
height - 25 to 100cms,
flowering months - June, July, August, September,
habitat - Semi-Shade (Orchards, Hedgerow, Banks, Open Woodland), Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Caterpillar Food Plant,
Attracts Butterflies
TOXIC,
Printed 17/10/2017 19:33:22
rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies st51_1 type perennial colour yellow height 25 to 100cms flowers june july august september habitat semi shade orchards hedgerow banks open woodland moist grassland clay loams caterpillar food plant toxic attracts butterflies
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