MeadowSow™ Single Species

Broad range of individual species available. An ideal way to add selected species into either a mix or meadow.

Birds Foot Trefoil

  • Latin name
    Lotus corniculatus
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    May – Sept
  • Growth Height
    10 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Full sun, frequent cutting, meadow or flowering lawn
  • Benefits
    Important for pollinators; five/six spot burnet and common blue butterfly

Black Medic

  • Latin name
    Medicago lupulina
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    April – July
  • Growth Height
    10 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Dry, disturbed ground, frequent cutting
  • Benefits
    Good source of nectar for bees

Bladder Campion

  • Latin name
    Silene vulgaris
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    May – Sept
  • Growth Height
    60 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Dry, alkaline – rough pasture, roadside verges
  • Benefits
    Important for pollinators; long tongued moths, red froghopper

Borage

  • Latin name
    Borago officinalis
  • Status
    Europe
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    May – Sept
  • Growth Height
    30 – 60cm
  • Suitable for
    Sun
  • Benefits
    Edible leaves

Knapweed

  • Latin name
    Centaurea nigra
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Sept
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Most soil types expect vey damp or acid sites
  • Benefits
    Imporant for pollinators; bees, flies, butterflies and beetles & wild bird seed

Common Poppy

  • Latin name
    Papaver rhoeas
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Sun, typically light & calcareous soils
  • Benefits
    Aesthetic appeal

Common Vetch

  • Latin name
    Vicia sativa ssp. segetalis
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    April – Sept
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Open or disturbed grassland, typically dry and sandy soils
  • Benefits
    Nitrogen fixing legume

Corn Chamomile

  • Latin name
    Anthemis arvensis
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    June – Sept
  • Growth Height
    20 – 30cm
  • Suitable for
    Alkaline, full sun
  • Benefits
    Important for pollinators; supply of pollen and nectar to a wide range of insects, typically hoverflies

Corncockle

  • Latin name
    Agrostemma githago
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    May – Sept
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Most soil types, typically well-drained, full sun
  • Benefits
    In decline in the wild

Cornflower

  • Latin name
    Centaurea cyanus
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    June – Sept
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Most soil types, typically well-drained, full sun
  • Benefits
    In decline in the wild

Corn Marigold

  • Latin name
    Glebionis segetum
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    June – Oct
  • Growth Height
    10 – 60cm
  • Suitable for
    Mildly Acidic
  • Benefits
    Vunerable / near-threatened

Greater Knapweed

  • Latin name
    Centaurea scabiosa
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    July – Sept
  • Growth Height
    30 – 60cm
  • Suitable for
    Grasslands on dry, calcareous soils
  • Benefits
    Food source for a wide range of insects including bees and butterflies

Kidney Vetch

  • Latin name
    Anthyllis vulneraria
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Sept
  • Growth Height
    10 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Free draining calcareous soils on chalk and limestone grasslands – coastal
  • Benefits
    Food source for beetle, moth larvae, sole food plant for caterpillars of small blue butterfly

Lady's Bedstraw

  • Latin name
    Galium verum
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Sept
  • Growth Height
    10 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Neutral to calcareous soils
  • Benefits
    Scent of the plant acts as a flea repellant

Meadow Vetchling

  • Latin name
    Lathyrus pratensis
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    May – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Moderately fertile soils 
  • Benefits
    Nitrogen fixing and important for pollinators

Musk Mallow

  • Latin name
    Malva moschata
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    July – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Grasslands on well-drained soils
  • Benefits
    Source of essential oil

Oxeye Daisy

  • Latin name
    Leucanthemum vulgare
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    May – July
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Most soil types, typically prefers well-drained areas
  • Benefits
    Important for pollinators; bees, butterflies and hoverflies

Perennial Flax

  • Latin name
    Linum perenne
  • Status
    Europe
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – July
  • Growth Height
    22 – 45cm
  • Suitable for
    Well-drained soil in full sun
  • Benefits
    Source of nectar for honey bees

Ragged Robin

  • Latin name
    Lychnis flos-cuculi
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Damp grassland
  • Benefits
    In decline in the wild

Red Campion

  • Latin name
    Silene dioica
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    April – July
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Typically light shade
  • Benefits
    Important for pollinators; bees, butterflies and hoverflies

Red & White Campion

  • Latin name
    N/A -mix of two species
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial/SLP
  • Flowering time
    April – Sept
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Benefits
    Important for pollinators; bees, butterflies and hoverflies

Sainfoin

  • Latin name
    Onobrychis vicifolia
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    10 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Unimproved chalk grassland
  • Benefits
    Reduces nematode parasitism is ruminants

Salad Burnett

  • Latin name
    Sanguisorba minor
  • Status
    Naturalised
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Dry, chalk or limestone grassland
  • Benefits
    Edible leaves

Self Heal

  • Latin name
    Prunella vulgaris
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    May – Sept
  • Growth Height
    10 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Most soil types, prefer calcareous soils
  • Benefits
    Tolerant of shade

Tufted Vetch

  • Latin name
    Vicia cracca
  • Status
    Europe
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Sun
  • Benefits
    Nitrogen fixing

Vipers Bugloss

  • Latin name
    Echium vulgare
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Biennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Free-draining open grassland
  • Benefits
    Drought tolerant, Important for pollinators; long tongued insects

White Campion

  • Latin name
    Silene latifolia
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Short Lived Perennial
  • Flowering time
    May – Sept
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Most soil types, typically neutral to alkaline soils
  • Benefits
    Important for pollinators; bees, butterflies and hoverflies

Wild Carrot

  • Latin name
    Daucus carota
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Biennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Oct
  • Growth Height
    10 – 150cm
  • Suitable for
    Free draining calcareous soils
  • Benefits
    Drought tolerant

Wild Marjoram

  • Latin name
    Origanum vulgare
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    50 – 100cm
  • Suitable for
    Dry, infertile calcareous soils
  • Benefits
    Drought tolerant

Yarrow

  • Latin name
    Achillea millefolium
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Perennial
  • Flowering time
    June – Aug
  • Growth Height
    10 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Sun
  • Benefits
    Important for birds and insects

Yellow Rattle

  • Latin name
    Rhinanthus minor
  • Status
    UK native
  • Life Cycle
    Annual
  • Flowering time
    May – July
  • Growth Height
    25 – 50cm
  • Suitable for
    Moderate to low fertility grasslands
  • Benefits
    Parasitises roots of meadow species, particularly grasses/legumes

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