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Seeded & Plantable Paper

Images of plantable paper in bloom

Plantable Daisys

About this Sustainable Plantable Paper

We use this sustainable seeded paper to design and print wedding invitations, greeting cards and promotional projects for businesses. The paper is made from the bark of the daphne bush. The plant is not injured in the harvesting process as the bush regenerates naturally. The paper is acid free and your purchase of this paper will benefit the economic enterprise of rural craftspeople in Nepal. Wildflower seeds are embedded in the paper and if properly cared for the paper will bloom as shown in the pictures to the left.

Planting Instructions

This paper can be put directly into the dirt in your garden. The soil should be firmed down after sowing and the seeds should not be more than 1/8” deep (just enough soil to cover). The soil must be kept moist for 4-6 weeks and receive 4 hours of sunlight each day in order to germinate properly. Many wildflowers are drought tolerant once established, but must receive adequate water and sun as they sprout. For best results plant in the Spring or early Summer as sun and water are key.

What We Learned

It’s not always easy to get the flowers started in the beginning. If you forget to water the soil one day they may not sprout. The germination period is critical. Don’t forget to water. If you keep the soil watered (every day without fail) and if they get a bit of sun like we do in the spring and summer then they have a better chance. We also found that you never know what you are going to get. You can get one variety of flower or two or three. We also found that they can the sprouts can appear from a few days to a few months. We found one bloom a year after we planted it! Don’t give up on them. We have had some failures and some successes. To the left are some pics of a few of our successes. Good luck and please send us pics or your successes.

Seed Mix

The paper contains a mix of wildflower seeds including Snapdragon, Petunia, Beardtongue, Daisy, Thyme, Poppy, Foxglove, Catchfly, Maiden Pinks, Chamomile. They are not native to Ireland, but the seeds are non-invasive and commonly found in Ireland. You may get one variety or several. It will be a surprise!