6g seed, plus buckwheat husks (to cover 2.5m x 1m or equivalent area) 120160-6G £4.50 In stock
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If you're not sure what to do with a shady area or a piece of ground near shrubs or trees, this mix will be just the thing. A pretty and natural looking mix of lilac, mauve and white flowers, including foxgloves, alyssum, malva, forget-me-nots and nemophila.

  • Each shaker contains 18g of seed mixed with approximately 65g of buckwheat husks to aid even scattering. Covers an area of 7 square metres.
Type Biennial, Half-Hardy Annual, Hardy Annual
Border Position Ground Cover
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting March-May direct
Flowering June-September, 10-12 weeks after sowing, and from spring the following year.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Flowers for Shady Places reviews

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Reviewed 2nd January 2021 by Glynis

A difficult area in my sister's garden might look more cheerful!

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Anita

Really disappointing as there were so few plants from this bag of seeds. Won’t be trying again.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Julie

Did not grow at all, disappointing.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rose

Was so happy with these, they have really brightened up a large shady part of the garden. Beautiful blues, whites, pinks and purples. Have been flowering their socks off for weeks now. Will definitely sow again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marie

Handy shaker. I could see where the seeds had landed with the help of the husks that are part of the seed mix. I'd recommend protecting the seedlings from slugs though. Had to go over a second time but used slug traps this time and the patch of flowers is thriving!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Robin

very little came up. will definitely not try these again

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

No flowers have appeared. I planted them in several shady areas. Hoping that maybe next year they will appear

Flowers for shady places

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Reviewed 26th May 2018 by Amanda Ricketts

I bought this seed mix last year for a patch of rough ground under some silver birch trees. I was disappointed to have no flowers at all last year, however this spring the area has literally erupted with a mass of beautiful flowers, highly recommended