|Approximate height:||Up to 50 cm|
|Flowering Time:||June to September|
|Site and soil type:||Prefers neutral to alkaline infertile soil, in sun or semi-shade|
|When to sow:||Spring, summer or autumn|
|Where to sow:||Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into trays, modules or pots.|
|Packet contents:||Approximately 1000 seeds / 0.53 g|
Other names of Lady's Bedstraw include bed flower, maid's hair, rennet weed, (it has been used to replace animal rennet in cheese-making), hundred fold and pretty mugget.
A perennial grassland wildflower with a sprawling habit and frothy golden-yellow honey-scented flowers, Lady’s Bedstraw smells like new mown hay when dried and was previously used for stuffing mattresses.
Lady’s Bedstraw provides food for the following creatures:
- Provides nectar for bumblebees and solitary bees including Northern Colletes, (Colletes floralis), a species of mining bee.
- Galium Carpet Moth 🐛, Common Carpet Moth 🐛, Humming-bird Hawk-moth 🐛, Green Carpet moth 🐛, Bedstraw Hawk-moth 🐛, Small Elephant Hawk-moth 🐛
- 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:
🐛 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.