|Approximate height:||30 cm to 1.5m|
|Site and soil type:||most soils and positions.|
|When to sow:||Late spring to early autumn|
|Where to sow:||Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.|
|Packet contents:||Approximately 100 seeds / 0.03 g|
Ragwort is an upright plant with pretty yellow flowers and deeply cut leaves.
Being biennial, it will produce a rosette of leaves in its first year and flowers in the second.
Although Ragwort is not without its controversy it is a very important plant for pollinators providing food for a vast number of species some of which rely on this plant alone for their survival.
For further information about Ragwort, please visit www.ragwortfacts.com
WARNING: Do not sow in any area where there is livestock, especially horses and cattle, or any area where hay is grown and harvested.
We suggest that these seeds are sown in private gardens only where they will not self-seed onto paddocks or farmland.
Ragwort can attract and provide food for the following creatures:
- Solitary Bees
- Soldier Beetles
- Butterflies including Small Copper🦋 and Small Skipper 🦋
- Moths including Sussex Emerald 🐛, Cinnabar 🐛, Dusky Sallow 🦋, Haworth's Minor 🦋 and Willow Beauty 🦋
All our seed packets include sowing instructions.
Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.
Key to symbols:
🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar
🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly
🦇 (RHS) Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list
** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators
** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.