Sandy Soils Wildflower Mix

The Sandy Soils Wildflower Mix incorporates perennials, biennials and annuals. Sandy soils are often found in low-rainfall regions/areas. The plants in this recipe can be used in this type of soil to establish throughout Summer.



Wildflower  Percentage Wildflower  Percentage
Knapweed; Common 9.00% Viper’s-bugloss 4.50%
Yellow-rattle 9.00% Dandelion; Common 4.00%
Medick; Black 8.50% Yarrow 4.00%
Carrot; Wild 7.00% Weld 3.50%
Selfheal 7.00% Campion; Bladder 3.00%
Vetch; Kidney 6.50% Hawkbit; Rough 2.50%
Bedstraw; Lady’s 6.00% Mignonette; Wild 2.50%
Daisy; Oxeye 6.00% Forget-me-not; Field 2.00%
Bird’s-foot-trefoil; Common 5.50% Plantain; Hoary 2.00%
Mallow; Musk 5.50% St John’s-wort; Perforate 2.00%




Soil Type Dry/Light
Maximum Height 90cm
Flowering Period May – September
Coverage 1.5-2g/m2
Frequency Perennials/Biennials/Annuals
Shade  2 out of 5
Sun 5 out of 5
Drainage  5 out of 5
Colours  5 out of 5
Pollinator  5 out of 5


In this mix

Viper’s-bugloss / Echium vulgare
Viper’s-bugloss is a distinctive plant with tall stems of purple flowers. It enjoys disturbed ground, well-drained soil and sandy areas. It is a hardy plant that can cope with exposed conditions, so is a good addition to a wildflower mix. The flowers running up the spire-like stalk are trumpet shaped, and are pollinated by many insects including butterflies and moths.

Frequency Biennial
Height Up to 100cm
Colour Purple
Flowering period June – September
Soil Loam, Chalk, Sand
pH Acid – Alkaline
Moisture Well-drained

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