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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

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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. Starting at $3.95

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    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial Learn More →
  2. Starting at $8.95

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    This compact Nasturtium grows into a 8" to 12" tall mound, with flowers in shades of red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, and dark red. Use in beds and borders or as a sunny groundcover. Annual. Learn More →
  3. Starting at $15.95

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    Dwarf Lemon is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with sunny, lemon-yellow flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  4. Starting at $12.95

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    Dwarf Gold is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with brilliant yellow-orange flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  5. Starting at $3.95

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    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. Perennial Learn More →
  6. Starting at $3.95

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    A tall (to 7') aster for semi-shade, great in a woodland garden. Daisy like-white flowers top every stem. Perennial. Learn More →
  7. Starting at $7.95

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    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual. Learn More →
  8. Starting at $12.95

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    Mexican Sunflower brings bright, orange color to the meadow with a multitude of blooms on gorgeous green foliage. Mexican Sunflower is a beautiful cut flower and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Annual. Learn More →
  9. Starting at $274.95

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    Create a unique splash of color in your meadow with Cosmos Seashells. Each petal is shaped like a seashell and will ignite the garden in just weeks after planting. The gorgeous, contrasting colors and unique shape are a true conversation starter and must-have for the wildflower gardener! Like all Cosmos, this variety is extremely easy to grow, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, and makes for fantastic cut bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $24.95

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    Large, showy flowers illuminate in the summer months and reach heights up to 60”. This golden-yellow beauty is easy to grow and fragrant, attracting winged wildlife to the garden or meadow. Biennial. Learn More →
  11. Starting at $3.95

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    Also called Jewel Weed, this magnificent orange wildflower gets its name from the seed pods that explode when touched. Annual. (Impatiens capensis) Learn More →
  12. Starting at $5.95

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    This easy-to-grow annual grows well in hot, dry conditions and attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden or meadow. Lacy Phacelia is a great cover crop and can be used as a winter cover for your property. (Phacelia Tanacetifolia) Learn More →
  13. Starting at $11.95

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    This mixture attracts beneficial bugs to the garden. Beneficial bugs include lacewings, lady bugs, hover flies and parasitic wasps, which help to destroy harmful pests such as aphids, thrips and mites. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $41.95

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    Lacy foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the intricate, delicate blue and white spurred blooms with long spurs. Perennial. Learn More →
  15. Starting at $9.95

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    These fast-growing plants produce large, fireworks-like blooms in shades of pink, purple, red, magenta and white that are ideal in arrangements. Annual. Learn More →
  16. Starting at $3.95

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    This striking coneflower produces pure, white blooms with contrasting orange/brown centers. A great cut flower. Perennial. (Echinacea purpurea alba) Learn More →
  17. Starting at $3.95

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    This easy-to-grow wildflower produces stunning, violet-blue blooms. The flowers will attract beautiful wildlife to your garden. Perennial. (Aster azureus) Learn More →
  18. Starting at $3.95

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    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides) Learn More →
  19. Starting at $3.95

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    Wonderfully fragrant, this popular lavender will bloom throughout the summer if deadheaded. Plant these seeds to attract beautiful wildlife to your garden! Perennial. (Lavandula angustifolia) Learn More →
  20. Starting at $3.95

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    Queen of the Prairie produces plumy, light pink blooms and is a unique addition to any wildflower garden. Perennial. (Filipendula rubra) Learn More →
  21. Starting at $5.95

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    Tiny blue flowers are an iconic addition to any garden. Although not a ‘true’ forget-me-not, this species has very similar flowers. This easy-to-grow annual blooms just weeks after planting and grows in almost any sunny spot. Chinese Forget Me Not attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden and makes for gorgeous cut flowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  22. Starting at $9.95

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    This is the famous wild lupine that carpets whole hillsides along the Pacific coast; grows well in any region. Annual. Learn More →
  23. Starting at $10.95

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    Baby Snapdragons create a jewel-toned carpet of shimmering blooms in any sunny spot, large or small. Bright pink, red, yellow and purple bi-colored blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden and are extremely easy to grow. A favorite for cut bouquets, this quick-blooming annual is sure to become one of your favorites (if it isn’t already). All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  24. Starting at $5.95

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    Not the florist favorite, but the single wild form. First bloom in mixtures: "White lace on your meadow." Annual.
    Looking for Baby's Breath seeds in packets? Learn More →
  25. Starting at $5.95

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    Crimson Clover’s strawberry-red blooms add fun color to any meadow. Growing to be 24-36” tall, we recommend planting this variety at the front of the garden or meadow. Not to be confused with the tough perennial red clovers that can take over a meadow, Crimson Clover is a non-invasive annual that can help enhance your soil and attract pollinators to the garden or meadow. Gorgeous on its own or paired with other wildflowers. Annual. Learn More →
  26. Starting at $9.95

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    Also called Tree Mallow in the west, this hibiscus-like flower blooms on round-leaved plants in late season. Annual. Learn More →
  27. Starting at $10.95

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    A special mixture that is half wildflowers, half grains & grasses favored by small wildlife. To create a flowering habitat area. Learn More →
  28. Starting at $9.95

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    Bring beautiful wildlife into your garden or meadow with our Butterfly & Hummingbird Seed Mix. It contains 16 wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that will attract winged friends. This mixture is designed to provide stunning 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 →
  29. Starting at $10.95

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    Rocket Larkspur, also known as wild Delphinium, is famous in the dried flower trade, but we prefer it growing in the garden! Gorgeous spikes of red, blue, pink, white and purple add unique color and texture to the summer garden or meadow and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Rocket Larkspur is extremely easy to grow and can be planted in almost any spot. And yes, be sure to plant extra for cut bouquets – of course! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  30. Starting at $19.95

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    Organic Nasturtium "Jewel Mix" gives you flowers in red, yellow and orange. Edible, too. Annual. Learn More →
  31. Starting at $17.95

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    Cosmos "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  32. Starting at $10.95

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    Do your part to save America's disappearing bees by planting our Honey Bee Wildflower Mix. This specially formulated mix contains 19 different annual and perennial wildflower varieties that the Bees will love. All the seed we handle at American Meadows is Non-GMO, Neonicotinoid-Free and Guaranteed to grow! Learn More →
  33. Starting at $9.95

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    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $9.95

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    The pristine white cosmos, "Purity" makes a heavenly cloud-like background in the garden. 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $9.95

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    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual. Learn More →
  36. Starting at $9.95

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    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $9.95

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    A unique "new" cosmos in real red "Dazzler" sports blunt-tipped petals with bright yellow centers. Annual. Learn More →
  38. Starting at $12.95

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    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual. Learn More →
  39. Starting at $18.95

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    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual. Learn More →
  40. Starting at $21.95

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    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $15.95

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    Love cosmos but looking for a shorter variety? Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix is the perfect choice, growing to be just 2-4’ tall. Plant this colorful mixture in the front of the garden or meadow, or add to large containers in your small space or patio garden. Like all cosmos, this mixture is extremely easy to grow, attracts pollinators and blooms from summer until frost, offering up an abundance of flowers to cut and bring indoors. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  42. Starting at $6.95

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    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual. Learn More →
  43. Starting at $12.95

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    One of the world’s most popular wildflowers, red poppies – also known as corn poppy or flanders poppy – is an iconic addition to any garden or meadow. This easy-to-grow mixture contains a colorful mixture of red, pink, white and double poppies, creating a fantastic statement in the summer garden. Like all red poppies, this mix is deer resistant, attracts pollinators and is long blooming. We think this mixture is a ‘must have’ for any wildflower gardener! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  44. Starting at $548.95

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    Looking to add a big splash of color on your course this season? This mixtures contains 15 colorful wildflowers that will turn those hard to mow areas into a rainbow of color. Cut down on mowing and water with a wildflower planting on your course this year! Learn More →
  45. Starting at $9.95

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    Brighten up your roadsides and walkways this year with our proven "Show Stopper" wildflower mix. This mixtures contains 12 colorful species that will turn those hard to mow areas into a rainbow of color. Save time and money, cut down on mowing and watering with a wildflower planting this season. Learn More →
  46. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Looking to add a big splash of color for a client this year? Look no further. Our "Big Blooms" wildflower mix will do just that. This wildflower mixtures contains 30 colorful species that will add big color all season long. Easy to install and the best value for your money, this mix has it all! Learn More →
  47. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    Ignite your garden or meadow all season long with Rudbeckia Marmalade. This low-growing variety delights with large, daisy-like flowers that are orange/yellow. Deer resistant and sun loving, plant this annual in almost any 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."

Learn more about CRG and Safe Seed
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