Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix

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Varieties that are native to your area not only grow stronger in your garden, but also help the local pollinator population. Our Native Northeast Mixture contains 18 wildflowers, including New England Aster, Butterfly Weed, Wild Lupine and more, that are native to the Northeast. This variety of annuals and perennials will provide show-stopping color in the first season and for years to come. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.

Zones 2 - 7
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
SKU NENG

What's in this Mix?

Most wildflowers native to the northeast are perennials. And the mixture includes some of the finest from New England Aster to Red Columbine to Butterfly Weed and Joe Pye Weed, all treasured species. This makes this mixture the perfect blend for homeowners who are serious about having a sun-drenched all-native meadow and are willing to invest not only the cost of this necessarily expensive mix, but also the time it will take until full bloom. But for the patient, serious meadow gardener, this mixture creates a particularly permanent and rewarding selection of hardy perennials that will increase over the years.

This premium mix includes 18 native wildflowers: 1 annual for first-year color, plus 17 perennials & biennials for second and successive years' bloom.

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Red Columbine Perennial Red 24" Summer
Asclepias incarnata Red Milkweed Perennial Pink 48" Summer
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Perennial Orange 36" Summer
Aster novae angliae New England Aster Perennial Purple 48" Summer, Fall
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea Annual Yellow 36" Spring
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer, Fall
Eupatorium maculatum Spotted Joe Pye Weed Perennial Pink 96" Summer, Fall
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Annual Red, Yellow 24" Summer
Heliopsis helianthoides Ox-Eye Sunflower Perennial Yellow 72" Summer
Liatris spicata Blazing Star or Gayfeather Perennial Purple 48" Summer, Fall
Lupinus perennis Wild Lupine Perennial Blue 36" Spring, Summer
Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot Perennial Pink 48" Summer, Fall
Oenothera biennis Evening Primrose Biennial Yellow 48" Summer
  Penstemon digitalis Beard Tongue Perennial White 36" Spring
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Perennial Yellow, Orange 30" Summer, Fall
  Rudbeckia submentosa Sweet Coneflower Perennial Yellow, Orange 30" Summer, Fall
  Rudbeckia triloba Brown-eyed Susan Annual Yellow 60" Fall
Solidago rigida Rigid Goldenrod Perennial Yellow 60" Summer

Plant Information

Associated SKUs
NENG
NENQP (1/4 Pound)
NENHP (1/2 Pound)
NENLB (1 Pound)
NENLB5 (5 Pounds)
NENLB10 (10 Pounds)
NENLB25 (25 Pounds)
NENLB50 (50 Pounds)
States Northeast Region includes: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT and WV.
Good for Province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Common Name Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 250-500 sq ft.
1/2 lb covers 500-1,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,000-2,000 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 5,000-10,000 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 10,000-25,000 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 1/2-1 acre.
50 lbs covers 1.5-2 acres.
Native Yes
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ideal Region Northeast
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsNative Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix
 
4.0

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (11)
  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Pest resistant (5)
  • Vivid colors (5)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)
  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (9)
  • Cut flowers (6)
  • Erosion control (5)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Border control (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing meadow!

We disced up 3/4 of an acre many, many times to prepare for our native wildflower meadow. Seeds went in this past June and it's been beautiful ever since. Many flowers are...Read complete review

We disced up 3/4 of an acre many, many times to prepare for our native wildflower meadow. Seeds went in this past June and it's been beautiful ever since. Many flowers are taller than 6 foot Dave--pretty amazing. We'll mow when everything is dried and dead and hope for a repeat next summer. Lots of birds and bees and turkeys and deer patrolling through. I am hoping to provide a habitat for bob whites that I used to hear in my youth.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

End of Year One- THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX

We have a largish section of our acreage that I wanted to turn into a native wildflower meadow. I found American Meadow's mix after doing a Google search, and had a friend of...Read complete review

We have a largish section of our acreage that I wanted to turn into a native wildflower meadow. I found American Meadow's mix after doing a Google search, and had a friend of mine, who is a wildlife biologist and former park ranger, check the list of included seeds to make sure that was I was getting was actually wildflowers native to my region (you probably wouldn't be shocked to know that lots of companies pass off exotics as "native").

He said that the plants included in the NE Wildflower mix were, in fact, natives, and so I bought a pound of seed. I followed the helpful and detailed instructions, and planted in the fall, using the sand-to-seed trick, and making a tamping board to insure proper soil contact.

Then I waited. Waiting, it seems, is the moral of this story.

This year was the first year. Anyone expecting three season, glorious color in year one is going to be disappointed. The main spring flower in the mix is lupine, which, as a perennial, will not bloom the first year from seed. So that meant my large space spent months and months looking like a weedy, abandoned lot. Yes, lots of things germinated, but none of them were first year spring color things.

So I waited.

By the beginning of July, however, my patience was rewarded with the arrival of the sweet coneflower, the black eyed susan, and the partridge pea (a new plant to me, and one I was immediately smitten with). I saw one-one!- brown eyed susan, one of each type of coreopsis, and a handful of indian blanket.

So while I now have a lovely yellow wildflower scene, it is composed entirely of only three kinds of flowers. None of the milkweeds grew (not even first year foliage). No butterfly weed, no evening primroses, no aster.

Which means I'll do what? I'll wait of course. What the garden shows me next year will be different from this year (which is why I'm puzzled by 4-star reviews from people who haven't even planted their mix yet), and while I hesitated even writing a first year review, I did so mostly to caution people that this garden is not for the impatient or faint of heart. It will take time and daring.

This fall, I will overseed with the original mix again, but also order some aster and milkweed seeds, just to increase my chances of seeing them in future years. If nothing else, I'm being taught a lesson in patience.

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5.0

great variety

By 

from allegany, ny

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Colorful
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Meadow
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    hardy, colorful, attractive

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    First Season: Blanket of Gold

    By 

    from Central Maryland

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beneficial Insects - Bees
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance

    Cons

    • Colors Not As Expected

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Containers
    • Cut Flowers
    • Erosion Control
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    Disclaimer: I mixed these seeds with some others that I purchased from a different site. I also miscalculated and planted WAY too much seed in one location - using almost the whole lot in about 100 square feet - so I'll be attempting to transplant a lot this fall.

    Process: We removed a row of sod 2 feet wide along our fence and sprinkled the seed with a tablespoon to get even coverage (I'm a little OCD about this stuff.) We watered regularly for the first month or so.

    Results: TONS of Partridge pea were the first to pop up, followed by an abundance of black eyed susans and a smatering of indian blanket. So far, these are the only blooms this season. While it's been a fantastic show, I'm really hoping to see more color variation next season! Fingers Crossed!!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    End of Year One- THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX

    By 

    from Simsbury, CT

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance

    Cons

    • Colors Not As Expected
    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    We have a largish section of our acreage that I wanted to turn into a native wildflower meadow. I found American Meadow's mix after doing a Google search, and had a friend of mine, who is a wildlife biologist and former park ranger, check the list of included seeds to make sure that was I was getting was actually wildflowers native to my region (you probably wouldn't be shocked to know that lots of companies pass off exotics as "native").

    He said that the plants included in the NE Wildflower mix were, in fact, natives, and so I bought a pound of seed. I followed the helpful and detailed instructions, and planted in the fall, using the sand-to-seed trick, and making a tamping board to insure proper soil contact.

    Then I waited. Waiting, it seems, is the moral of this story.

    This year was the first year. Anyone expecting three season, glorious color in year one is going to be disappointed. The main spring flower in the mix is lupine, which, as a perennial, will not bloom the first year from seed. So that meant my large space spent months and months looking like a weedy, abandoned lot. Yes, lots of things germinated, but none of them were first year spring color things.

    So I waited.

    By the beginning of July, however, my patience was rewarded with the arrival of the sweet coneflower, the black eyed susan, and the partridge pea (a new plant to me, and one I was immediately smitten with). I saw one-one!- brown eyed susan, one of each type of coreopsis, and a handful of indian blanket.

    So while I now have a lovely yellow wildflower scene, it is composed entirely of only three kinds of flowers. None of the milkweeds grew (not even first year foliage). No butterfly weed, no evening primroses, no aster.

    Which means I'll do what? I'll wait of course. What the garden shows me next year will be different from this year (which is why I'm puzzled by 4-star reviews from people who haven't even planted their mix yet), and while I hesitated even writing a first year review, I did so mostly to caution people that this garden is not for the impatient or faint of heart. It will take time and daring.

    This fall, I will overseed with the original mix again, but also order some aster and milkweed seeds, just to increase my chances of seeing them in future years. If nothing else, I'm being taught a lesson in patience.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Amazing meadow!

    By 

    from Central Virginia

    About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started, Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      We disced up 3/4 of an acre many, many times to prepare for our native wildflower meadow. Seeds went in this past June and it's been beautiful ever since. Many flowers are taller than 6 foot Dave--pretty amazing. We'll mow when everything is dried and dead and hope for a repeat next summer. Lots of birds and bees and turkeys and deer patrolling through. I am hoping to provide a habitat for bob whites that I used to hear in my youth.

       
      4.0

      Awaiting fall planting season

      By 

      from Lincoln, ri

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant

      Cons

      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Erosion Control
      • Large Areas
      • Support Native Animals

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      We will be planting soon, will take some prep work for best outcome. You Can't just throw by the fistful into your lawn.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      As good as gold!

      By 

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Needs Extensive Watering

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      A wildlife sanctuary in your own backyard! I'm looking forward to more varieties of butterflies and birds visiting the garden next year. I found out that some kind of animal -- not sure whether it's a deer or raccoon or other critter -- loves the Evening primrose -- and so I found out that there are edible flowers in this garden!

       
      4.0

      Easy

      By 

      from Cape cod ma

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance

      Cons

      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Cut Flowers

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Little to no maintenance

       
      1.0

      Flowers DID NOT grow

      By 

      from Mt Laurel, NJ

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      These flowers did not grow at all. I might have had a few of the yellow flowers pop up after a couple of months but that was it. Nothing at all like the picture. This ended up being a waste of money.

       
      4.0

      lots of cosmos

      By 

      from new castle de

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Erosion Control
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      to many cosmos they out grow everything else

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      not that great

      By 

      from skaneateles new york

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      most of the seeds did not germinate at all. I am left with a row of dirt and hardly any palnts. I planted the seeds in the fall and followed all instructions. Disappointment is my closest friend.

       
      5.0

      For the lazy gardener

      By 

      from Forest Lake, PA

      About Me Lazy gardener

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

        Once the area was preped all these seeds required was an occasional weeding at the start. I have color in areas where nothing else seemed to grow with little effort. I plan to order more for my difficult areas next season.Lazy

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Mix!

        By 

        from putnam valley, ny

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

            The flowers are growing amazingly well!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lots of yellow so far.

            By 

            from Montpelier, Vermont

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance

            Cons

            • Slow to start growing

            Best Uses

            • Border Control
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

            It took a couple of months for the first flowers to appear. I sowed the same day that I tilled but still had to weed every few days to keep down the competition. Now, three months from sowing, I have a healthy patch of rudbeckia with a smattering of a few other species. I'm hoping I'll have more variety next year. I like the fact that the brown-eyed susan is doing so well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            northeastern wildflower mix

            By 

            from southeastern PA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • Can't really think of any

            Best Uses

            • Cut Flowers
            • Erosion Control
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

            We have several acres in upper Bucks County in southeastern PA, not far from the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. The garden zone is 6B, and we needed wildflower seed for a large area around a drainage basin. Our intent is to decrease the amount of lawn to be mowed, and to give habitat back to butterflies and birds.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Too early to say for this year.

            By 

            from arnold MD

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lawn
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

                The seeds came up last year fine, and I had blossoms. I have a lot come up this year, one variety in particular, but no blooms because its early yet. I'll know more in another few weeks.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I can't wait for spring!

                By 

                from Fairfield County Connecticut

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

                    I ordered these seeds for early winter planting. They've been in the ground getting their time of chilliness and moisture. As soon as the weather warms up, they should be popping their little leaves right out of the dirt! I can't wait to see my nasty dirty muddy bare yard transformed into a glorious meadow of all-native New England wildflowers!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    excellent mix

                    By 

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Avid Gardener

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

                      I have used this mix in a sunny, woodland border and it has turned out great. The mix offers native species which I try to plant whenever possible as I live next to a conservation area.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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