An aromatic plant with golden yellow flowers and decorative leaves. Solitary white flowers with a net veined 'bladder' and thick waxy leaves. The most effective way to establish a native grassland would be to plant the main components, (the perennial plants and grasses), from containers. Hemerocallis fulva, or the “wild” orange daylily, can be a great color-maker in almost any wild meadow garden. Jacob's Ladder is an upright ladder like leves, yellow stamens in the early summer. With large maple-shaped leaves, and tall stems topped with pink plumes, this one is a spectacle…and so tough and dependable! Prefers: Sun and well-drained soil, found in meadows and along footpaths. Rare in Scotland. Many varieties of this star-like clear blue flowered plant are cultivated for a broad spectrum of uses such as salad leaves, chicons or roots which once baked and ground can be used as a food additive and a substitute for coffee. It is a favourite of foraging bees and is the larval food plant of the Small Elephant Hawkmoth. People like it as much as butterflies. Most sunflowers have normal-sized centers, not gigantic dinnerplate-sized centers of seed. Like most daylilies, these plants' toughness comes from their thickened watery roots, which store moisture that can last for weeks. But if you just can't wait, buy a few plants. Also known as Wid-Leaved Bellflower or Large Campanula, these plants can tolerate a drought reasonably well. If anything we sell fails to grow in your garden, we will replace or refund your order. Beautiful sweet scent in high summer.Height: 15-30cmFlowers: July onwards.Requires: Sun and well-drained soil. They're related to black-eyed Susans, which are … Generally large purple/blue flowers although they can have white flowers, on a long leafy spike. They used every part of the plant. Perennial plants are usually sold as Coreopsis grandiflora, but any tough perennial coreopsis will make a great candidate for your meadow. As for perennial plants, don't hesitate to use the Russell Hybrid Lupines if that's all you can find. Brightly coloured yellow flowers with sword shaped leaves. A tall hariless plant that can grow up to two metres. Also known as Blue Daisy, Blue Dandelion, Blue Sailors, Blue Weed, Bunk, Coffee Weed, Hendibeh, Horseweed, Ragged sailors, Succory, Wild Bachelors buttons and Wild Endive. Usually on calcareous soils. It is very attractive to wild flower butterflies. But in recent years, the experts have decided it should be L. lancifolium. Annual Wildflower Plants; Bulb Species Wildflower Plants; Natural Dye Plants. It grows well in borders which are in a sunny position in poor soil conditions. Prefers: Full sun, well drained, neutral to acidic soils. Don't plant them all over your meadow or you'll have a forest of plants that hide everything else. We're had it for years, and it makes a fantastic show every summer. How it works. It is a perennial and the larval food plant for a number of moth species. With rounded flower heads and a pinkish-red clover with trefoil leaves. Prefers: Full sun or partial shade on damp or dry soils. And this historic species is not the giant we see in today's vegetable garden. Sown now, perennial wildflowers such as ragged robin, ox-eye daisies, bellflowers and lady’s smock (Cardamine pratensis) will germinate quickly and put on plenty of growth, giving some flowers later this year, but the real display will be a glorious mass of flowers next spring and summer. Of course, no wildflower meadow is complete without the wonderful fresh faces of the daisies. A native perennial common in England and Wales, usually in wetter lands and fens. After seeding and tending wildflower meadows for over 20 years, we've learned a lot. Today, since the plants are so popular in the perennial trade, the hybridizers are working hard on new colors, and they're all probably tough and strong as the originals. Perennial. They may begin red, white, pink, blue and with a rainbow of bi-colors, but you'll notice that as the years go by, the native blue will begin to dominate over the other colors. Short, neat clumps may be lovely in a garden, but they may be lost in a taller-growing meadow environment. You can try almost any perennial in your meadow, of course. Wildflower Cosmos Colorful Seeds 100+ Organic Like Shade Flower Perennial Fresh Easy to Grow for Bees and Butterflies Plants Seeds for Planting Garden Outdoor Yard 3.1 out of 5 stars 2 £5.99 £ 5. Out in the meadow, the plant is going to get less individual attention. Flowers in a narrow spike with flowers that are a dark reddish colour. A soft hairy perennial that likes dry and grassy areas with unusual violet-blue flowers. 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