Yellow Rattle Seedlings - Rhinanthus minor - Wildflower - Set of 5 pots
Yellow Rattle - Rhinanthus minor
Approximate height: 25 to 90 cm
Flowering time: Summer.
Site and soil type: Needs to be planted with grass. Prefers full sun and well drained but moist soil.
Uses: Grown with grasses to suppress their growth
Plant size: Grown in a 6cm fibre pot
Yellow rattle is a semi-parasitic plant grown with grasses in wildflower meadows to suppress their growth and enable other wildflowers to grow.
Attractive is it's own right it has bright yellow hooded flowers and green slender leaves and is pollinated by bees, especially large bumble bees. When the seeds are ripe they rattle in their pods, hence the name.
This is a bit of an experiment for me and the first year I have grown yellow rattle. They are in little wood pulp fibre pots, ready to be planted straight into the ground and must be grown with grass to thrive, (a lawn or meadow). I have sown a small amount of grass into each pot with the yellow rattle to give them a start.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
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