Dandelion Seeds - Taraxacum officinale - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 40 cm
Flowering Time: March to October
Site and soil type: Most soil and positions suitable in full sun or partial shade
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, pressed into bare soil or raked in or very lightly covered with soil
Packet contents: Approximately 800 seeds / 0.46 g

This is the Common Dandelion with its cheerful yellow flowers, which close at night, and "clock" seedheads. 

An incredibly useful plant for wildlife and also having many uses in herbal medicine. 

Flowers from spring to autumn with an abundance of flowers in April when it provides a good source of nectar for insects.


Dandelions provide food for the following creatures: 

  • Bumblebees and Solitary Bees 
  • Butterflies including Brimstone πŸ¦‹, Clouded Yellow πŸ¦‹, Glanville Fritillary πŸ¦‹, Large Skipper πŸ¦‹, Large White πŸ¦‹, Marsh Fritillary πŸ¦‹, Orange-tip πŸ¦‹ Peacock πŸ¦‹, Pearl-bordered Fritillary πŸ¦‹, Small Copper πŸ¦‹, Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary πŸ¦‹, Small Skipper πŸ¦‹, Small Tortoiseshell πŸ¦‹, Small White πŸ¦‹ and Speckled Wood πŸ¦‹
  • Finches including Bullfinches, Greenfinches and Goldfinches 
  • Moths including Dotted Chestnut πŸ›, Muslin Moth πŸ›, Orange Swift πŸ›, Ruby Tiger πŸ›, Small Yellow Underwing πŸ¦‹ and Yellow Shell πŸ›
  • Hoverflies
  • Bats πŸ¦‡ (RHS)
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

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:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (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.