PLEASE NOTE - We are now taking orders for Fresh seed which will be available in August 2023. Trade customers please contact us for large quantities.
Yellow Rattle price quoted per gram. This product has a minimum quantity of 10 grams. For orders over 10 Kilos please contact us.
We recommend sowing yellow rattle between 2-4g per m2 depending on your site conditions. The sowing rate could be reduced down to 1g per m2 for larger fields or if you don't want dense yellow rattle in your sward. All our yellow rattle seed has been harvested from wildflower meadows (some SSSI sites) throughout Cumbria, North England and South West Scotland.
This yellow rattle seed is termed "partially cleaned" having gone through our specialist Seed Separators (or Cleaning machines) up to 4 times.This creates a product that has an average of 96-97% separated seed with only a small amount of chaff, tiny stem and fruit casing. We have reflected this in the price to keep costs low without affecting the availability of yellow rattle seed in your order. We GUARANTEE that the weight of seed you have purchased will be the weight of Yellow Rattle seed ordered. We believe this provides a cost effective alternative to "cleaned" yellow rattle seed.
Common Name: Yellow Rattle
Latin Name: Rhinanthus minor
Description: Sometimes called Hay Rattle by the so-called rattle sound produced by the ripe, papery seed-pods when ready to harvest. Yellow rattle is widespread across the UK and Ireland. It inhabits areas of hay meadow and lime-rich grassland, particularly in damper areas in the west and north. It produces bright yellow flowers from May through July. The plant is a semi-parasite of competitive grasses and this is useful as yellow rattle can help with meadow restoration schemes by controlling aggressive grasses and opening up the sward for other native plants.
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flowering Times: May to July
Plant Height: 10-50cm
Management: Advice and guidance will be provided with your order. We have a yellow rattle sowing and management fact sheet.