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Yellow Rattle Seeds

Yellow Rattle Seeds (20 Grams)

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RRP: 19.99
Price: 11.99
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Yellow Rattle Seeds - Description

  • Yellow Rattle Seeds
  • AKA Meadow Maker
  • Rhinanthus minor
  • Used to Control Grass & Prevent Grass Growth in Wildflower Meadows
  • Pack Size: 20 Grams
  • Coverage
    • Full Cover: 20m2
    • Gap Creation: 40m2
  • Irish Grown Wildflowers
  • Mix Contains: 100% Yellow Rattle Seed (No Chaff)
  • Annual Flower, Self-seeds Each Year
  • New Plants Emerge Each Spring

Yellow Rattle Seeds - Tips

  • Sow seeds between July & September
  • Seed can be sown into existing grass / meadow or onto fresh, prepared soil
    • If sowing into grass, first cut grass short
    • Best when sown in clumps of seed - Don't blanket sow
    • Sow smaller areas around your meadow
    • This will give the yellow rattle better establishment
    • Note: While Yellow Rattle restricts grass growth & germination it will not prevent Scutch grass
    • Scarify & remove grass cuttings, moss & thatch
    • Seed can be sown along with other wildflowers & our wildflower seed mixes
  • Seed requires a period of cold weather to germinate (approx. 4 months)
  • If you sow in spring, you will first need to mimic this cold period by places seed in fridge for 4 weeks

Yellow Rattle Seeds - Plant Details

  • Native Irish plant
  • Height: 30cm
  • Flower: Drooping trumpets in yellow
  • Flowering Time: All throughout the Summer
  • Maintenance Level: No maintenance needed
  • Suppresses grass growth
  • How it works:
    • Yellow Rattle develops root network
    • These roots seek out roots of other plants
    • Then once contact is made, yellow rattle absorbs water from these roots
    • Leading to a 60% drop off in growth

Yellow Rattle Seeds - Uses

  • Add to wildflower mix
  • Use to stop grass from growing in meadows
  • The roots of Yellow Rattle seek out grass roots & strangle them
  • This removes the vigour from grass
  • The result is that your wildflowers can grow without being smothered in grass
  • Use in gap creation - If your meadow is covered in grass, create gaps / patches of bare soil throughout the meadow & re-seed with Yellow Rattle
  • Ideal for all wildflower mixes
  • Ideal for use on very fertile soils
  • Use to reduce maintenance & weeding of your meadow
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Ordered Yellow rattle seeds end of last week and they arrived very promptly yesterday Tuesday. Great service and communication looking forward to seeing effect of seeds on my meadow over the next few years

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €2.50 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
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    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
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  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
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  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

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  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
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  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets