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  • When is the best time of year to plant wildflower seeds?

  • The best time to sow wildflower seeds is in autumn as this will give you the earliest display of wildflowers. However, wildflower seeds can be sown throughout the year with bloom usually taking place after 60-80 days.

  • How do I sow wildflower seeds?

  • Sow the wildflower seed either by hand or with a seed spreader. We recommend sowing the wildflower seed at a rate of 5g per m2 of soil. If using a spreader, please contact your manufacturer for the correct setting.

  • How often should you water wildflower seeds?

  • You should aim to water your freshly sown wildflower space twice a week and more frequently in hot weather to stop the soil from drying out. Your seeds should germinate within a couple of weeks, depending on the weather. If you’re sowing in autumn 鈥?around September or October is usually a good time 鈥?the process is almost the same as in spring.

  • Can you plant wildflower seeds in the shade?

  • Don鈥檛 sow perennial wildflowers into problem areas or in heavy shade such as below conifers, it won鈥檛 work. If we could give you only one piece of advice it would be to hold back sowing your wildflower seeds, this will give weed seedlings time to emerge from freshly rotovated or dug over soil.