SEEDBALLS - Sky Meadow Mix
- An all blue mix of five native wildflower species that are great for bees!
Did you know that bees see colour in a different way to humans? They respond to blue and ultraviolet light. This mix is designed to provide an attractive mix of blue wildflowers to bring the bees in!
- Cornflower, Forget-Me-Not, Meadow Cranesbill, Self Heal and Wild Clary.
- 20 balls per tin, 75 seeds per ball.
- Easy to use, simply scatter on top of soil in a garden bed or planter.
- Scatter in spring or autumn.
- Sprouts seen in 4-6 weeks.
- Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus). Annual. Height: 90cm. Flowers: June to August. Geeklet: Cornflowers are edible. They have a cucumber-like taste. Flowers can be consumed in the form of salad and tea, or used as garnish.
- 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.
- Meadow Cranesbill (Geranium pratense). Perennial. Height: 30-70cm. Flowers: June to September. Geeklet: The large purple flowers of Meadow cranesbill turn into pointed, bill-like seed pods that give the plant its common name.
- Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris). Perennial. Height: 10-50cm. Flowers: June to September. Geeklet: The common name Self heal, sometimes written as Self-heal, refers to the plant having been used as a treatment for wounds and bruises until recent times.
- Wild Clary (Salvia verbenaca). Perennial. Height: 30-90cm. Flowers: June to September. Geeklet: The name ‘Clary’ comes from ‘clear-eye’, because the seeds were soaked in water to produce a jelly (rather like frogspawn) that could soothe and cleanse the eye.