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Kew - Shade Mix - Grab Bag

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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 which receive only dappled sun or sun for just one part of the day (although will grow equally well in areas of full sun).

Each bag of Shade Mix contains 100 seed balls, enough to cover 5 square metres in a garden bed or 15-25 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).

Best scattered in Spring or Autumn.

These bags are plastic free (made from paper) and can be home composted. With their colourful designs they can also work nicely as a wildlife gardening gift.

Delivery to UK only.

Each ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mixture of Bellflower, Forget-me-not, Meadow buttercup, Meadowsweet, Oxeye daisy, Ragged robin and Red campion.

Bellflower (Campanula trachelium)

A medium to tall perennial with beautiful bell-shaped blue flowers.
Height: 50-100cm
Flowers: June to September

Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis)

Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers.
Height: 10-40cm
Flowers: April to October
Forget me nots have been used in the past for their astringent properties. The name Myosotis is derivation of the Latin and Greek for mouse and ears.

Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

The tallest and most elegant of our native buttercups, this plant sometimes reaches a height of 90cm. This native winter-green perennial is found on most grazed or cut grasslands throughout Britain, but has a preference for moist soils.
Height: 5-90cm
Scatter: Autumn or Spring
Flowers: April to October

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)

A tall grassland perennial with clusters of creamy white flowers.
Height: 60-90cm
Flowers: June to September

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Perennial.
Height: 30-90cm
Flowers: May to September
In Austria and Germany oxeye daisies were hung inside the house as it was believed they would repel lightning.

Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)

Beautiful tall perennial with raggedy red flowers.
Height: 30-50cm
Flowers: June to July

Red Campion (Silene dioica)

A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm
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.

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