Cornfield annuals, once a common feature of traditional farming areas, have largely disappeared from their former habitat.
This mixture can be used to recreate those areas and give an outstanding display of colour in its first year, either sown on its own or to supplement a mixture of perennial species which are slower to establish.
To produce a display of cornfield annual every year, a reseeding programme should be implemented to build up a seed bank. After several years there will be enough seed to be regenerated by soil disturbance.
If sown from late March to late May then assuming adequate moisture and warmth this mix should flower after 60-80 days. Supplementing many of our standard grass and wildflower mixtures with annuals is a good way of providing first season colour to wildflower sowings that have to be done from March to June.
|WF10 (Cornfield Annuals)|
|7.50%||CORN CHAMOMILE||(Anthemis arvensis)|
|10.00%||CORN MARIGOLD||(Chrysanthemum segetum)|
|22.50%||CORN POPPY||(Papaver rhoeas)|
|Sowing rate||5 g/m2|
|Sowing time||March to October|
|Sowing depth||10 mm|
|Sowing instructions||Create a fine friable seedbed down to 150 mm in depth. Carry out two equal sowings at right angles to each other and diagonally to main axis. Broadcast manually or use seed drill, rake level and roll. Ensure good seed to soil contact.|