A mix of British native wildflowers that are ideal for shadier areas of your garden and balcony. While these will struggle in total shade (as would all flowers!), this mix is designed for spots that receive only dappled sun or sun for just one part of the day (although will grow equally well in areas of full sun). Each ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mixture of Bellflower, Forget-me-not, Meadow buttercup, Meadowsweet, Oxeye daisy, Ragged robin and Red campion.
Each tin of Shade Mix contains 20 seed balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium-sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball). Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.
Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.
Flowers: April to October
Forget me nots have been used in the past for their astringent properties. The name Myosotis is a derivation of the Latin and Greek for mouse and ears.
A perennial with rose pink petals.
Flowers: March to November
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.