Hayflower Medicinal Pasture Mix, Organic
$6.10 – $49.00
Zones 2 to 9
Hayflower is a generous mix of the following organically certified grasses, clovers and medicinal herb seeds:
Timothy Grass (Phleum pratense)
Oat (Avena sativa)
Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Greek Hay (Fenugreek) (Trigonella feonum-graecum)
Chicory, Wild Form (Cichorium intybus)
Sweet Vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
Plantain (Plantago major)
Avens (Geum urbanum)
Poppy, Flanders (Papaver rhoeas)
Description: At the bottom of the haystack, where the “fines” accumulate, is a substance made from the friable leaves and flowers that shatter from the hay itself. Naturopathic doctors of the early 1900’s called this substance “hayflower.” and used it extensively, making teas, compresses, decoctions and poultices from it. Coupled with hydrotherapy, the results achieved against the common ailments of the day–colds and flu, aches and pains, arthritis, fever, headache, digestive woes, skin complaints, injury, infections, etc. were legendary. Modern-day hay doesn’t make very good hayflower, because it lacks the healthy diversity of medicinal herbs that used to grow in every hayfield. Our Hayflower Medicinal Pasture Seed Mix is designed to bring back the original formula, making it possible for you to grow your own hayflower, perennially, in a colorfully florific and aromatic field that is good for browsers, pollinators, wildlife and . . . herb walks.
Cultivation: Hayflower herbal pasture mix may be planted in the fall or spring. Prepare a fine seed bed and strew the seed evenly on the surface, then rake and tamp. Keep evenly moist until germination, or allow the fall or spring rains to work on the seeds until they germinate. This is a blend of perennials and self-seeding annuals that should be maintained by fertilizing, watering and mowing. Different species will predominate seasonally. Suitable for Zones 2 to 9.
Coverage: The 10 g packet covers a bed 4 feet wide and 10 feet long. The 100 g packet covers a bed 4 feet wide and 100 feet long. The pound covers 2,000 square feet. Sow 10 lbs per acre.
All seeds in Hayflower Mix are certified organically grown