Wildflowers – Summary

This table gives information typically used in the specification of wildflowers.  It is important to realise that plants are variable and growth varies between species and seasons.  For this reason the details within the table give general, accepted dimensions and terms for the specification of wildflowers but there are always well grown and healthy plants which are exceptions.  A knowledge of the product and its production methods are important factors when specifying plants.

Values shown in bold type indicate the more typical for the range.

NPS Wildflowers Summary

FORM SIZE OF CONTAINER NUMBER OF BUDS AGE SEASON OTHER DETAILS
S = Seed;
CL = Clumps;
PL = Plugs;
C = Pot grown plants
B = Bulbs, corms and tubers;
Pot sizes, P in cm sizes, dia. of pot.
Container sizes C in litres volumes
Plug No. of plugs / tray
S Local origin, British origin or other source
CL 2, 3 or 4 Min. 1 year old Sept to April (or during summer dep. on species)
Marginals/Aquatics in May/June
Local origin, British origin or other source
P (Plugs) 400-600, 200-400, 100-200, 50-100 or 30-50 Min. 2-3 months in plug during growing season, dep. on species Sept to April (or during summer dep. on species)
Marginals/Aquatics in May/June
Local origin, British origin or other source
C (Pots/Containers) P7 or C0.3
P9 or C0.5
P11 or C1
P13 or C1.5
C2, C3, C4 or C5
2, 3 or 4 Min. 2-3 months in plug during growing season, dep. on species Sept to April (or during summer dep. on species)
Marginals/Aquatics in May/June
Local origin, British origin or other source
B See HP.B for specification details. Local origin, British origin or other source

 

No. of Plugs / tray Approx. volume of plug
400-600 <5 ml
200-400 5-15 ml
100-200 15-40 ml
50-100 40-50 ml
30-50 >50 ml