Seed paperWe have a variety of eco-friendly plantable (and printable) seed paper for business promotions, invitations etc that not only look beautiful, but also will help promote your business as an environmentally-conscious organisation.

We work with large charities and businesses, as well as small brands and entrepreneurs who are looking to contribute to the proliferation of nectar-rich flowers that are so important for the survival of bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and other insects.

Our recycled plantable seed papers really do germinate if planted (and looked after properly!) and you can order as much or as little as you like – no minimum order!  These papers contain different seeds and some can be printed on. We can also print for you if you prefer.  If printing the paper yourself, please be aware that seed paper can damage some printers (for which we can accept no responsibility!). Do not print on laser or other printers that get hot as this will damage the seeds and so affect the germination rate. It is also not possible to print this paper on lithos.  Letterpress printing is fine but bear in mind the seeds will be squashed in places!  Please do contact us for further information, we are happy to help and advise!

Seed paper is also great because it is biodegradable and so does not impact adversely on the planet.  All of the papers are perfect for cutting shapes from.  The germination times are provided as a guideline as germinating conditions will be dependent on warmth, light and watering.

As well as plantable seed papers, we also supply and can print on, various recycled papers, and some quirky ones, such as recycled paper with sawdust or made from elephant dung!

How to Plant Seed Paper

Seed paper planting instructions

Current Seed Papers In Stock

White, Mixed Flowers

Seed cardWhite seed paper with the following seeds – Catchfly, Daisy, Poppy, Black-eyed Susan, Spurred Snapdragon and Sweet Alyssum.  The front is almost smooth, the reverse has a very fine mesh pattern so text printed on the back will not be as sharp as on the front.  But, as you can see, it prints beautifully!  This paper takes around 2 – 3 weeks to germinate (if cared for properly).

 

Paper weight – approximately 200gsm.  Please quote “Option 1” if interested in this paper to avoid confusing it with other mixed flower seed papers!

If you require printing or, indeed, if you will be printing yourself, you want as little ink as possible in order to leave as many seeds as possible without ink, as the ink could potentially affect the germination of those seeds it soaks into.

Easy to sow – simply place the paper (or can be torn into smaller pieces) on top of a pot of compost and water well.  Place it somewhere warm and light to germinate and keep it moist.

 

 

Seed paper germinating

White, A4, Mixed Flower Seeds

A4 seed paper 80 gsmWhite with the following seeds – Chrysanthemum “Golden Ball”, Gypsophilia elegans White, Snapdragon “Rainbow Mix”, Candytuft “Mixed”, Lobularia “Snowcloth”, Ageratum “Blue Mink”, Petunia “Mixed”, Godetia azalea “Double Mixed”, Livingstone Daisy “Mixed”

Paper weight – around 80 gsm, so about the thickness of standard printer paper.  Please quote “Option 2” if interested in this seed paper to help us identify which white one you are interested in!  Takes 2 – 3 weeks to start germinating (if cared for properly).

Easy to sow – place the paper (or tear into smaller pieces) onto a pot of compost, water well and place somewhere warm and light to germinate.  Do not let the paper dry out!

If you require printing or, indeed, if you will be printing yourself, you want as little ink as possible in order to leave as many seeds as possible without ink, as the ink could potentially affect the germination of those seeds it soaks into.

 

 

Seed paper flowering

A4, White with Mixed Flower Seeds

A4 seed paperWhite with the following seeds – Chrysanthemum “Golden Ball”, Gypsophilia elegans White, Snapdragon “Rainbow Mix”, Candytuft “Mixed”, Lobularia “Snowcloth”, Ageratum “Blue Mink”, Petunia “Mixed”, Godetia azalea “Double Mixed”, Livingstone Daisy “Mixed”

Paper weight – around 200 gsm, can vary from sheet to sheet.  Please quote “Option 3” so we know which white, mixed seed paper you are referring to!  Takes about 3 weeks to germinate (if cared for properly).

Easy to sow – this paper is a thicker paper so will need a good soaking in water for a few hours before planting.  When soaked, place the paper (or tear into smaller pieces) onto a pot of compost,  cover with a thin layer of compost and water well and place somewhere warm and light to germinate.  This paper needs to be kept moist at all times.

 

White Seed Paper with Forget-me-not Seeds

Forget-me-not seed paperForget-me-not seed paper – this is a thick paper made from 70% cotton and 30% recycled paper.  Forget-me-not seeds are scattered liberally throughout.  This paper has been made especially for us so you won’t find it elsewhere!

This seed paper does tend to shed a few seeds (but still leaving loads in the paper!) so printing on it is not recommended.  Takes about 3 weeks to start germinating (if cared for properly).

Weight – around 250 – 300 gsm, can vary.  Some sheets may have deckled edges, some may be smooth and straight.

To plant -first of all run the paper under the tap briefly to give it a good soak, and then place the paper on top of a pot of compost (tear into smaller pieces for more pots if necessary) and give it a really good water.  Place somewhere warm and light to germinate and keep the paper very moist at all times.

 

Forget-me-not seed paper germinating

White Meadow Seed Paper

Meadow seed paperThis is another paper made expecially for us, so not available elsewhere.  We supplied the seeds to the paper manufacturer to ensure that they are only British species, grown in the UK.  The paper contains a very generous scattering of meadow wildflowers and meadow grasses.  Also scattered throughout are pieces of grass.  The paper is made from 70% cotton and 30% recycled paper.  Takes about 2 – 3 weeks to start germinating (if looked after properly).

This paper can be printed on with a suitable printer but the printer would need to be able to take very thick paper, allowing for the fact that some of the “bobbly” seeds make the paper thicker in places.  However, because the paper has so many seed and blades of grass in it, it is quite a “busy” paper so you wouldn’t want a design that was too complicated on it!  When cut to size, some of the edge may be deckled, some smooth.

When planting the paper in its pot, give it a really good soak under the tap to help it on its way to germination.  Same planting instructions as for all the papers – and do not let the paper dry out!

 

Meadow seed paper germinating

 

White Poppy Seed Paper with Petals

Poppy seed paperThis is the third seed paper we supply that has been made specially for us, with wild poppy seeds supplied by ourselves, grown in the UK.  The thick paper is made from 70% cotton and 30% recycled paper.  It is densely scattered with poppy seeds and small colourful petals here and there.  Paper thickness varies but is around 300 gsm.  As with the Forget-me-not seed paper, some seeds are shed when the paper is handled so it is advisable not to print on this – but this depends on your printer and how robust it is, whether a few seeds would cause the printer damage or not!  Takes 2 – 3 weeks to germinate.

When cut to size, some  of the edges may be deckled, some smooth.  As with the other papers made especially for us, give it a short soak under the tap before planting – and keep most all the time!

 

 

 

Poppy seed paper germinating

Coloured A4 Seed Paper, Mixed Flowers

Although we don’t carry coloured seed paper as standard stock we can certainly provide it in the colours shown on the right opposite.  Minimum order for this paper is 100 A4 sheets.  The paper is very thick and “bobbly” and so can’t be printed on.  Please email us with your requirements.

Same planting instructions as per the other papers.

 

 

 

Recycled Papers

We have some quirky recycled card/papers that we can print on for you or supply you with.  We often use these papers for attaching seed shapes to as we can’t print on the seed shapes.  Samples can be sent on request.  The papers are all recycled and excellent quality, the card being around 300 gsm.  Varieties supplied:

Manilla card and paper

White card scattered with grass – also available as a quality paper

White card scattered with Marigold, Cornflower and Larkspur petals – can also be supplied as a quality paper

Recycled manilla card

Greyish-white made from elephant pooh

White paper scattered with small confetti pieces

Beige with speckles of dark brown sawdust.

We also have some fab lokta papers in a variety of colours, thicknesses and prints, and even some scattered with petals!  Lokta paper is produced using NO trees – being made from the bark of the Daphne bush in Nepal, which regenerates after use over and over again.  Some is too thin to print on but is perfect for other uses.

 

 

 Ordering seed paper and recycled paper

We have a website dedicated to paper – Wildflower Papers.  Please visit and order any seed paper you are interested in from there (please note that we do not offer discount on the seed or recycled papers).  If the recycled card/papers are of interest, please do contact us – info@promotionalseedpackets.co.uk.  Please also email if you would like further info on our papers.