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Goat's-Beard or Wild Salsify Wildflower Seed

Product Code: 130JC1749-pro

Goat's-Beard or Wild Salsify Wildflower Seed​, also known as Jacob's-flower, is a member of the Campositae family and related to many Daisies. It is most common on dunes, meadows, waste places and roadsides. The Dandelion-like 'seed-clocks' make this plant a favourite with children. The roots were once boiled as a vegetable, the leaves eaten raw in salads and the stems used as a natural sweetener. A herbal medicine was made from the roots to treat heartburn and loss of appetite.

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Goat's-Beard or Wild Salsify Wildflower Seed, also known as Jacob's-flower, is a member of the Campositae family and related to many Daisies. It is most common on dunes, meadows, waste places and roadsides. The Dandelion-like 'seed-clocks' make this plant a favourite with children. The roots were once boiled as a vegetable, the leaves eaten raw in salads and the stems used as a natural sweetener. A herbal medicine was made from the roots to treat heartburn and loss of appetite.

Latin Name

  • Tragopogon pratensis

Life Cycle

  • Perennial

Flowering Time

  • May to August

Goat's-Beard or Wild Salsify Wildflower Seed Max Flowering Height

  • 70cm

Goat's-Beard or Wild Salsify Wildflower Seed Approx Sowing Rate

  • 6.75kg/Acre

Wildflower Site Preparation

The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds.

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Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.

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Wildflower Site Preparation The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds. Sowing Times Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.