The UK Green Roofing Wildflower and Perennial Mat comes with a mixture of wildflowers, herbs and flowering perennials. We also have the UK Green Roofing Sedum Plus Mat
Features of the Wildflower and Perennials Mat
- Fully established to add fast colour to your Living Roof
- Comes in 0.6m x 2.0m or 1.2m x 2.0m roll sizes
- The varieties of wildflower, herbs and perennials gives you a huge variety of colour and help enhance biodiversity over the pure sedum only roof.
- Easy to maintain
Our wildflower and perennial mat is sown with a mixture of wildflowers, herbs and flowering perennials with differing colours and leaf forms. It is low maintenance and has a high tolerance to low amounts of water, due to the increased substrate thickness compared to other living roof systems. Its grown in a strong felt mat made from recycled British textiles and is supplied as a pre-grown instant vegetation layer.
The varieties of wildflower, herbs and perennials gives you a huge variety of colour and help enhance biodiversity over the pure sedum only roof. The mixture is designed to have a range of plants that will flower between April to September which not only add a visual appeal but provides an excellent habitat for wildlife. Colours range form greens through to vibrant reds, oranges, purples and browns. As well as a great variety of colours each wildflower, herb and perennial type offers a variety of beautiful textures for your living roof.
Research has shown that wildflower green roofs attract twice as many bee species and five times as many blossom visits compared to pure sedum roofs.
Maintenance is easy with light hand weeding once or twice a year to keep out wind blown seeds and one light cut in late autumn removing all cuttings.
A Vegetation Barrier of 300mm to 500mm is made up from 20-40mm washed pebbles or gravel, which is used around the roof edge and also any drainage outlets or roof openings such as skylights, to prevent root penetration. (This needs to be bought separately depending on your projects needs).
The living roof edging products are manufactured in the UK from a high percentage of recycled aluminium supplied pre punched and profiled in 2.4m lengths in 100mm, 120mm and 150mm to suit various depths of substrate. All corners and straight connectors are available too. For the UK Green Roofing Wildflower Kits we recommend the 150mm option. (This needs to be bought separately depending on your projects needs).
The Substrate is an extensive mixture which makes for a low maintenance living roof, the substrate depth is best at 100mm or deeper but you can use less substrate minimum advised is 100mm.
For the waterproof layer we recommend using the Hertalan EPDM membranes, PRO-EPDM membranes or RESITRIX SKW. For full systems and help with your Living Roof please contact us.
More details on the Wildflower and Perennials Mat
- Thickness - 25mm
- Vegetation Coverage - 80% (minimum)
- Rolls Sizes - 0.6m x 2.0m or 1.2m x 2.0m
- Saturated weight - 25kg per sq.m