Tuscan Hills PS07 - From £1.65 per sq m

Inspired by the sun-drenched hillsides of Tuscany, this meadow mix will bring the warmth and drama of a southern European meadow landscape to your outdoor spaces. Using an impressive palette of vibrant, warm colours and varied structure, this meadow also includes some beautiful ornamental grasses. These help to bring a softer, impressionistic look, and as the season progresses, go on to provide exciting structure and texture as the final autumn flowers fade away.

One of eight beautifully designed perennial seed mixes available. Although they require a bit more effort for the initial establishment than annuals, these meadows go on to create unique and long-lived displays. Expect flowering from the very first summer season and within three to four years, robust long-lived plants will the gaps and edges to create an ever-changing landscape. Read our full perennial’s sowing guide.

Recommended sowing time: September to May.

Recommended sowing rate: 2g per square metre.

Pictorial Meadows™ perennial mixes have at least 23 different species within each mix. Check your measurements when ordering your seed to avoid waste or underestimating. They are very carefully formulated to include the species diversity within a m² and do not contain any grasses.

Seed-sown perennials don’t do well if there is a lot of weed competition in year one. If you suspect your soil is not clean of both visible weeds, and the less visible weed seed bank, then it makes a substantial difference to the long-term meadow success if you sow the seed onto a sterile mulch. The function of a mulch is to help suppress the germination of the thousands of weed seeds that can be in the underlying soils.