Seedball Tin Butterfly Mix

  • A mix of five native wildflower species that are great for butterflies.
  • Forget Me Not, Red Campion, Yarrow, Purple Loosestrife, Musk Mallow
  • 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 autum. Sprouts seen in 4-6 weeks.

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.

Red campion (Silene dioca).
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 perrenial 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

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.

Musk mallow (Malva moschata). 
Description: A tall perennial withlarge 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.

Butterfly Mix now also contains extra bee loving annuals: Cornflower, Chamomile, Corn Marigold & Night-Flowering Catchfly.