EC2 – Special Cornfield Mixture

Composition

EC2 contains a wide range of annuals including some which are now rare or declining in the wild. No two cornfield annual sowings result in the same balance of flowers, with different soils and sowing dates having a great influence on the outcome.

Wild Flowers

% Latin name Common name
35 Agrostemma githago Corncockle
1 Anagallis arvensis Scarlet Pimpernel
5 Anthemis austriaca Corn Chamomile
4 Bupleurum rotundifolium Thorow-wax
24 Centaurea cyanus Cornflower
15 Glebionis segetum - (Chrysanthemum segetum) Corn Marigold
10 Papaver rhoeas Common Poppy
1 Ranunculus arvensis Corn Buttercup
5 Silene noctiflora Night-flowering Catchfly
100

Sowing Rates

kg/ha kg/acre g/m2 Order Mixture
20 8 2 Order this mixture

Ground preparation

Cultivate the soil to create a weed free seed bed with a medium to fine firm tilth.

Sowing

If the cornfield annuals are being sown alone then sow in the autumn, winter or early spring. A later sowing will shift flowering beyond the normal peak in June. If sowing as a nurse for a meadow mixture then combine the two mixtures and sow in the autumn, winter or early spring.

Aftercare

Cornfield annuals sown alone should be allowed to grow and flower and then in late summer the area can be cut, cleared and cultivated. An annual cultivation is essential for re-establishment from self sown seed. (more on the management of cornfield annuals)

If sown as a nurse for a meadow mixture, cut and remove the vegetation in mid-summer, but do not cultivate.

Cornfield annuals will suppress annual weed growth and give shelter to the under-sown perennial meadow species but will compromise the main sowing if left uncut for too long. Cut the annual cover vegetation if it is lush and collapses and do not wait until the annuals have set seed (there is no point as they cannot grow in established grassland).

After cutting, manage the area as an established meadow, allowing the meadow species to replace the cornfield annuals in year two and thereafter. (more on annual nurse cover)

Ordering

You can order any quantity of this mixture from 0.1kg up to 200kg. Please contact us if you require more.

nb: 1000g = 1kg, 100g = 0.1kg

Prices include p&p to most mainland destinations, more on delivery charges.

Prices

£/100kg £7,650.00
£/10kg £799.00
£/1kg £85.00
£/100g £9.50