Seedball Suisse

Butterfly Mix

Prix régulier SFr. 12.95

A heavenly selection of native wildflower seeds for butterflies! Using only wildflower species recommended by Butterfly Conservation, our butterfly mix includes both early and late summer flowering plants. - see below for details of each plant, how to use and flowering times.

Species name: Forget me not (Myosotis arvensis).
Description: Short annual with blue-grey flowers occasionally interspersed with pink flowers. 
Height: 10 - 40cm.
Flowers: April to October.
Geeklet: 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.

Species name: Red campion (Silene dioca).
Description: A perennial with rose pink petals.
Height: 20-60cm.
Flowers: March to November.
Geeklet: 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.

Species name: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).
Description: A perrenial aromatic herb with white flowers arranged in a many flowered flat umbel head
Height: 8-60cm.
Flowers: June to August.
Geeklet: Yarrow is a common herb that has been highly regarded for its medicinal properties in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, it is said that Achilles used this herb to treat the wounds of his soldiers.

Species name: Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).
Description: A tall perennial with a spectacular spike of magenta flowers .
Height: up to 150cm.
Flowers: June to August.
Geeklet: A beautiful ornamental plant well suited to boggy areas.

Species name: Musk mallow (Malva moschata). 
Description: A tall perennial withlarge rose pink petals.
Height: 40 - 70cm.
Flowers: June to August.
GeekletThe plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre that can be used for clarifying sugar.