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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold-hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • 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).

Midwest Wildflower Seeds

All of the seed that we sell at American Meadows is lab tested to ensure the highest purity and germination possible. We do not buy or sell ANY genetically modified seeds (GMO).

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  1. $19.95

    Sale: $17.96

    Per Packet

    The Painted Lady Nectar Collection attracts gorgeous painted lady butterflies to your garden with a variety of pollen-rich and host plants that are necessary to their survival. This easy-to-grow collection features one biennial (Hollyhock) and four perennials (Liatris, Joe-Pye Weed, Iron Weed and New England Aster) that offer up a source of food and habitat for painted lady butterflies. Learn More →
  2. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Our Midwest Pollinator Mix contains a robust blend of 18 wildflowers that provide food, shelter and habitat for a variety of pollinators from breeding all the way to their migration journey. This colorful mixture blooms in the first year and for years to come, offering up show-stopping color in the garden or meadow. Purple Coneflower, Indian Blanket and Black-Eyed Susan are just a few of the favorites in this easy-to-grow mix. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  3. $19.95

    Sale: $17.96

    Per Packet

    Plant our Giant Swallowtail Nectar Collection to attract giant swallowtail butterflies – and other pollinators – to your garden. This easy-to-grow collection provides a source of nectar-rich blooms and host plants for this butterfly species. Zinnia, Sunflowers, Swamp Milkweed, Rue and Showy Goldenrod provide blooms year after year. These varieties will thrive in almost any sunny spot in the garden or meadow. Learn More →
  4. $19.95

    Sale: $17.96

    Per Collection

    The Monarch Nectar Seed Collection makes it easy to do your part in helping the monarch population by creating a monarch waystation in your own backyard. This easy-to-grow collection features a variety of nectar-rich varieties that monarchs rely on and need to survive. Zinnia, Wild Bergamot, Purple Coneflower and two varieties of Milkweed provide food, shelter and breeding grounds for monarchs in your own backyard. Learn More →
  5. Starting at $9.95

    Sale: $7.96

    Per 1/4 Pound

    This favorite wildflower mixture is comprised of 28 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that will thrive in the Midwest region of the country. The Midwest Wildflower Seed Mix is designed to create show-stopping color all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials. Learn More →
  6. $19.80

    Sale: $15.84

    Per 4 Packets

    Looking to create a pollinator oasis in your garden or meadow? Our Milkweed (Asclepias) Collection is the perfect choice! Comprised of 4 of our different Milkweed varieties, this collection blooms in all shades of pink, white, orange and green in the mid-summer garden. It offers a fragrant feast of blooms for pollinators, including butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, which will delight both the gardener and the ecosystem. These Asclepias varieties also make for gorgeous cut flowers and can be brought inside for unique, fragrant summer bouquets. Learn More →
  7. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Who says you can’t grow wildflowers in the shade? Our Partial Shade mixture contains 26 shade-tolerant wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that require only 4 hours of sunlight each day. This mix is designed to bloom all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials. Learn More →
  8. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Looking for quick color? Our famous All Annual Mixture has 23 easy-to grow wildflowers that will provide a long-lasting, brilliant show of color this year. Learn More →
  9. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning purple flowers. This butterfly magnet is extremely easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Purple Coneflower is native to North America and looks spectacular planted with Black Eyed Susan or other summer-blooming wildflowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Blooming from mid-summer until frost, Zinnias add bright, bold color to literally any sunny spot – they are some of the easiest wildflowers to grow. Whether you’re seeding a meadow or planting a formal garden, Zinnias are the perfect choice! These beloved annuals are deer resistant, long blooming and make for spectacular cut bouquets. No garden or meadow is complete without Zinnias! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  11. Starting at $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Love the cheerful, iconic blooms that daisies add to the garden, but don’t want Ox-Eye daisies taking over? Shasta Daisies are the perfect choice, boasting huge, white blooms in the summer meadow. Shasta Daisies are a favorite species of wildflower gardeners, creating an unforgettable blanket of white blooms that are spectacular in the garden and cut for summer bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  12. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    One of our most popular flowers, cosmos lights up the garden or meadow in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. Whether you’re planting an acre with wildflowers, or adding easy color to your small space garden, cosmos are the perfect choice. With an abundance of long-lasting blooms, you’ll have plenty of flowers to cut and make gorgeous summer bouquets. Cosmos also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  13. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Do you love always having a freshly-cut bouquet on display indoors all season long? This Zinnia mixture is just for you! Blooming in a rainbow of colors, the Cut and Come Again Mixture provides endless flowers from mid-summer all the way until frost, giving you a multitude of blooms to cut and bring indoors. Like all Zinnia, this mixture is extremely easy to grow, deer resistant and attracts pollinators to the garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    This native annual illuminates the garden or meadow with fantastic clusters of bi-color blooms, all the way from summer into fall. Plains Coreopsis makes for gorgeous cut flowers and can be grown in almost any sunny spot, from Maine all the way to California. This variety is deer resistant and extremely easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  15. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    The perfect mixture for Zinnia lovers, this mixture contains four different varieties of this popular annual, from the taller varieties to dwarfs. Blooming a spectacular rainbow of colors, Zinnias are some of the easiest wildflowers to grow and bloom from early summer all the way until frost. This Zinnia mixture makes for gorgeous cut bouquets and can be planted in smaller gardens or used to seed a large meadow. Like all Zinnias, this mixture attracts pollinators to the garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  16. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Sunflower Autumn Beauty steals the show in the late-season garden with a mixture of warm oranges, reds and yellow. An extremely popular cut flower, make sure to plant extra to enjoy their beauty indoors. This variety is easy to grow and offers blooms from the late summer all the way into fall. Sunflower Autumn Beauty is a must-have for any sunflower lover and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  17. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Large, dome-shaped blooms resemble Dahlias and create a grand statement both in the garden and cut for bouquets all season long. Like all Zinnias, this variety is extremely easy to grow and deer resistant. Growing to be about 30-40” tall, Dahlia-Flowered Zinnias are perfect for the border of the garden or meadow. This variety attracts pollinators all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  18. Starting at $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    The perfect choice for any sunflower lover, this mixture contains five different sunflower varieties for a blaze of bright sunflower beauty in the summer garden or meadow. We’ve included five of the most popular sunflowers in the cut flower trade, varieties that are a little shorter and stand tall in the garden throughout the season. Like all sunflowers, this mixture will attract a lovely menagerie of pollinators and provide blooms all summer long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  19. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    The All Perennial Mix contains 19 hardy species. It includes 4 annuals to help you identify your planting in the first growing season. There are 15 biennial and perennial varieties that will begin blooming in their second year with increased blooms each year after. The beautiful, long-lasting perennial blooms will continue year after year! Learn More →
  20. $19.75

    Sale: $17.78

    Per 5 Packets

    Create a butterfly oasis with our Monarch Butterfly Perennial Mixture. Made up of five easy-to-grow perennials that Monarchs love, including Butterfly Milkweed, Stiff Goldenrod and more, this mixture not only helps butterflies, but also adds spectacular color to the garden or meadow all season long, year after year. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  21. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Energy and passion are often associated with the color red, and we've brought them together with this bold mixture of red Wildflowers. This easy-to-grow mixture contains 13 different annual and perennial Wildflowers, sure to make a grand statement in any garden or meadow. Learn More →
  22. Starting at $16.95

    Per 5 Packets

    Our Awesome Aster Seed Collection contains five different native Aster varieties, offering gorgeous late season blooms that attract pollinators to the garden. This collection is extremely easy to grow and provides blooms in the second season and for years after. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  23. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Who doesn't love blue wildflowers? If you enjoy this bold, cool color, then this is the perfect mix for you! Our Blue Wildflower Mix contains a gorgeous blend of 11 different annual and perennial wildflowers that are extremely easy to grow and sure to illuminate your landscape. Learn More →
  24. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Create a meadow of cheerful yellow wildflowers all season long with our new Yellow Wildflower Mix. A nice blend of 11 different annual and perennial wildflowers, this easy to grow, hardy mixture is sure to brighten any landscape. Learn More →
  25. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Edible wildflowers have become increasingly popular in the culinary world, so why not grow your own? This mixture contains 16 flowers that are perfect for garnishing your favorite dishes and putting in salads, as well as brightening up your landscape with their gorgeous blooms! Learn More →
  26. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Pretty in pink! Create a charming meadow of pink wildflowers all season long with our Pink Wildflower Mix. Containing 12 different annual and perennial wildflowers, this hardy mixture will brighten any garden or meadow. Learn More →
  27. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    This yellow beauty looks similar to the true sunflower but blooms earlier and longer, making it a must-have in the summer garden or meadow. Gorgeous, tall blooms make great cut flowers! Perennial. Learn More →
  28. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Add bright, cheerful color to your summer garden with Sunflower Domino. Growing to be about 4-5’, this easy-to-grow variety is perfect for meadows and the back border of a garden bed. Domino loves full sun and attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden all season long with its large seed heads and vibrant color. Be sure to plant extra for gorgeous summer bouquets! Learn More →
  29. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    A true conversation starter in the garden, Zinnia Peppermint Stick is a must-have for any Zinnia lover. Large, dahlia-flowering blooms are striped and speckled red and white, offering a fun and unique look both in the garden and cut for bouquets. With no bloom looking exactly the same, this variety delights all season long and being extremely easy to grow, it’s a great choice for a child’s first garden. Learn More →
  30. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    A unique take on the classic garden favorite, Moonshine Sunflower illuminates the summer garden with large, pale yellow blooms and black centers. Growing to be about 5-6’ feet, this variety is perfect for the back of the garden or planted alongside a fence for a dramatic look. Pollinators love this Sunflower and it makes for a fantastic cut summer flower – we recommend trying a simple look by placing a single stem in a mason jar. Learn More →
  31. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    A pollinator favorite, this classic, heirloom Sunflower will bring butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to and from the summer garden. With large, yellow petals and dark centers, Henry Wilde makes a stunning cut flower and looks gorgeous planted along fences or in the background of the garden. Growing to be about 5-6’ tall, make sure to give this beauty plenty of room! Learn More →
  32. Starting at $19.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Elegant, light yellow petals surround a pure yellow center, making this variety a must-have in any summer garden or meadow. The gorgeous blooms make a grand statement planted with pink and white Cosmos varieties, or on its own. Pollinators love Sunset Yellow and will be coming to and from the garden from summer into the fall. The light-colored blooms also make for gorgeous summer bouquets. Learn More →
  33. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    A must-have for any sunflower lover, Red Sun’s vibrant, bronze/maroon petals are offset by dark centers, creating a unique statement in the summer garden. Blooming a little later in the summer and growing to be about 5-6’ tall, this Sunflower extends the bloom season with a splash of vibrant color. Red Sun is a fantastic cut flower, often lasting up to 10 days in a vase. Bonus: bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love this easy-to-pollinate variety! Learn More →
  34. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Want the cheerful, bright summer blooms of Sunflowers but don’t have the room? Yellow Pygmy is the perfect choice – classic, yellow petals are offset by dark centers, making this the perfect cut flower for bouquets. Growing to be only 18-22” tall, this variety can be planted in small space gardens, containers or even in the front of the garden. Like all Sunflowers, pollinators love this dwarf variety. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Creating huge color with classic red blooms all summer long, this Dahlia-flowering Zinnia is the perfect choice for any sunny spot in the garden or meadow. Growing to be about 30” tall, pair this beauty with other Zinnias or plant on its own for a bold, red look. Will Rogers attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden, providing nectar throughout the season. Learn More →
  36. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Full, double red blooms create a dramatic statement in the summer garden, lasting until frost. Zinnia Super Yoga Scarlet is extremely easy to grow, thriving in any sunny spot with well-draining soil. We recommend giving this variety room to grow into large, bushy plants, which will provide larger blooms for you to enjoy. Like all Zinnias, pollinators love this variety and will come to your garden or meadow for a snack throughout the season. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Looking for an earlier start to your Cosmos blooms? The Dwarf Sensation Mix is the perfect choice, bursting in a variety of pinks and whites earlier than other varieties. Growing to be only 12” tall, plant this mixture in the garden, meadow, containers and anywhere in between. This variety is a pollinator magnet and makes for fun, bright early summer bouquets. Learn More →
  38. Starting at $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Huge, Dahlia-like blooms bring long-lasting purple beauty to the garden, flowering all summer until frost. A taller variety, Purple Prince is perfect as a backdrop for other Zinnias or planted on its own for a wonderfully-purple statement in the summer months! Annual. Learn More →
  39. Starting at $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Sweet, pastel-pink blooms add charm to the summer garden and are a butterfly magnet. Cutting blooms actually promotes flowers to come up in their place, so this pink beauty is perfect for arrangements! Lovely on its own or paired with a white Zinnia variety. Annual. Learn More →
  40. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    This unique Sunflower has an extremely soft texture and is truly a fun statement in the garden. A shorter variety, Dwarf Sungold is perfect for the border of the garden and makes fabulous cut flowers. So easy to grow, this seed is perfect for a child’s first garden! Annual. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    A native prairie perennial, Rattlesnake Master is extremely adaptable and easy to grow, boasting bluish/green foliage and white blooms with unique seed pods that add texture after the blooms have finished. Perennial. Learn More →
  42. Starting at $3.95

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    This native wildflower is extremely easy to grow and delights in the early spring with clusters of cheerful yellow flowers on glossy foliage. Perennial. Learn More →
  43. Starting at $3.95

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    Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green foliage. This native plant plays a vital role in nature – It acts as a host plant for several butterfly variety’s larvae and its nectar attracts winged wildlife. Perennial. Learn More →
  44. Starting at $41.80

    Per 1 Pound

    Want to plant for pollinators this season? We make it easy with our Pollinator Habitat Wildflower Collection. It includes 1/4 lb each of our four most popular pollinator mixtures: Pollinator Mix, Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix, Bee Mix and Beneficial Bug Mix. This collection has wildflower favorites for any pollinator, including butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and beneficial bugs. Not only will you be helping the dwindling pollinator population by planting this easy-to-pollinate collection, but you’ll also enjoy a rainbow of blooms starting in just weeks and coming back year after year. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  45. $19.75

    Sale: $17.78

    Per 5 Packets

    Monarch butterflies not only create a gorgeous spectacle in the garden, but are also an integral part to pollination in our eco-system. This year, plant a variety of easy-to-grow wildflowers that Monarchs love! Our mixture of five varieties, including Zinnia, Cosmos and more, offers a rainbow of blooms, bringing Monarchs to and from your garden all season long! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  46. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    An earlier-blooming Cosmos variety, Polidor ignites the summer garden with a striking mixture of orange, yellow and red blooms. Perfect for any meadow or garden, you will enjoy these semi-double blooms through the fall. Learn More →
  47. Starting at $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Looking to create a bold statement in your meadow or garden this year? Our Cornflower Patriot Mixture blooms in red, white and blue, perfect to plant for your 4th of July celebration or any time of the season. So easy to grow, this Cornflower Mixture will grow in any sunny spot. Learn More →
  48. Starting at $3.95

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    Unlike other Coneflowers, this unique variety has upward-facing petals, giving the flower a cup-like shape. A native variety, Tennessee Purple Coneflower is easy to grow and thrives in almost any sunny spot. Learn More →

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The Wildflowers of the Midwest

America's heartland is a combination of the ecosystems of the Great Plains and parts of the grand deciduous forests that extend into the northeast and mid-Atlantic states. Long known as the "breadbasket" of the world, the American midwest is the greatest agricultural region on the planet, and its rich soils and growing conditions make it a wonderful place to garden with wild flowers.

Optimum planting times for the region are mid-March to mid-May in spring, although you can plant as late as mid-June. Fall planting in October and November is also successful in all but the coldest regions.

Our Proven Wildflower Seeds Mixture for the Midwest is one of our richest mixes of native and naturalized flower seeds, featuring the world-famous wildflowers from the plains regions, such as Purple Coneflower, Blue Flax and Black-eyed Susan. Our All-Native Mix for the Midwest is a premium blend of even more wildflower species native to the region.

Over the last 25 years, we have helped literally millions of wildflower gardeners in the Midwest establish wildflower meadows they will enjoy for years.

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The Safe Seed Pledge

"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.

The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."

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