Wild Flower Seeds

Wild flower seeds are a true favourite, especially amongst natural gardeners. With the demand for wildflower seed mixes at an all-time high, you can now find a fantastic range to suit any garden. All lovers of natural growing spaces should make room for wildflowers if the space allows, as creating these habitats is incredibly beneficial to bees, butterflies and other wildlife.

Wild Flower Seeds FAQs

Wildflower growing is a great way to encourage more bees, pollinators, and birds to visit your garden. If you’d like to have a go at sowing wildflower seeds, our horticultural team has answered frequently asked questions to get you off to a flying start.

When are the best months to sow wildflower seeds?

Sow your wildflower seeds during the spring (from March onwards), or wait until the autumn (September and October). The seed packet will give more precise details. If you’re sowing the seed in your garden or allotment, remember to mark the spot where you’ve sown them to remind you where they are, especially if you’re autumn sowing.

Can I just scatter wildflower seeds?

You can just scatter wildflower seeds on bare ground, but this doesn’t always lead to very even germination, resulting in patchy results. It’s best to prepare the ground first by digging it over, weeding, raking, and watering. Alternatively, sow seeds in trays and move them outside once the seedlings are big enough to handle.

If you’re growing wildflower seeds in a rural area, it’s best to go for native varieties. Non-native varieties can spread into the surrounding countryside, disrupting the plant ecosystem.

Do wildflowers come back every year?

Many wildflowers are perennial and so will bloom for several years; others might be annuals, but particularly if you’re growing natives, if you let them go to seed, they stand a good chance of germinating a new generation of flowers ready for the next spring and summer.