Lady's Bedstraw Seeds - Galium verum - Wildflower
Lady's Bedstraw - Galium verum
Approximate height: Up to 50 cm
Flowering time: June to September
Site and soil type: Prefers neutral to alkaline infertile soil
When to sow: Spring, summer, autumn
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 with 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:
Caterpillar food plant for various moth species including:
Galium Carpet, Common Carpet, Humming-bird Hawk-moth, Elephant Hawk-moth, Silver Y, Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Provides nectar for butterflies.
Provides nectar for bumblebees and solitary bees including Northern Colletes, (Colletes floralis), a species of mining bee.
Contents: Approximately 1000 seeds / 0.53 g
All our seed packets include sowing instructions.
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