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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 $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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Also known as Blanket Flower, this native wildflower adds bold, fiery color to the summer garden or meadow. Growing to be about 12-24” tall, this bold beauty is perfect for the front of a meadow or even for adding quick, easy color to a small space garden. Plant Blanket Flower in full sun and enjoy a burst of bright, red and yellow blooms in the summer garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  4. Starting at $14.95

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    One of the world’s most popular wildflowers, Red Poppy is also known as Flanders Poppy, immortalized in poetry for the carpet of red beauty it creates when in full bloom. A must-have for any wildflower meadow or garden, this easy-to-grow annual delights with bright blooms in the summer season. Red Poppies are deer resistant and also attract pollinators to the garden. This red beauty also makes for spectacular cut bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  5. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. Starting at $9.95

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    California Poppies are famous for illuminating entire hills on the West coast, but will add show-stopping color anywhere. No meadow is complete without these iconic orange blooms that last from spring all the way into the summer, often re-blooming in the fall. California Poppies are deer resistant, native, and extremely easy to grow, tolerating almost any soil. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  8. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  9. Starting at $8.95

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    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 →
  10. Starting at $8.95

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    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 →
  11. $19.75

    Sale: $17.78

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    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 →
  12. Starting at $25.95

    Per 1 Pound

    Add quick, vibrant color to your meadow or garden with our Quick Blooming Wildflower Collection. It is comprised of four different annual Wildflower varieties, including Baby Snapdragon, Zinnia and more, that are designed to bloom all season long, one variety at a time, making a dramatic statement starting very early in the season. This mixture starts blooming just weeks after planting and attracts pollinators to the garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  13. Starting at $9.95

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    A mostly annual mixture that blooms quickly and stays below knee high. Great for containers, edging & fronting other plants. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $7.95

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    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 →
  15. Starting at $10.95

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    A great mix for cosmos lovers, this mixture contains five different varieties of favorite cosmos for a true rainbow of summer blooms. Like all cosmos, this mixture is extremely easy to grow and long-blooming, illuminating the garden or meadow from summer into fall. This non-stop color not only delights outdoors, but also provides endless cut flowers to enjoy indoors. This cosmos mixture attracts pollinators to the garden and can be planted in larger containers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  16. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  17. Starting at $12.95

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    A unique variety for any Zinnia lover, Illumination not only adds elegant pink blooms to the garden or meadow, but also makes for fabulous summer bouquets. Large, double blooms reach to be 4” across and are pollinator magnets, creating a parade of butterflies and hummingbirds to and from the garden all season long. This annual beauty prefers as much sun as possible and requires little watering once seedlings are a few inches high. Learn More →
  18. 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 →
  19. Starting at $8.95

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    This is the big blue hybrid. Not really wild, but we have many requests for this seed. Great for fences. Annual. Learn More →
  20. 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 →
  21. Starting at $49.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  22. Starting at $15.95

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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Velvet Queen." This one grows to 6' tall with large deep mahogany red flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  23. Starting at $7.95

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    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets? Learn More →
  24. Starting at $14.95

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    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  25. Starting at $6.95

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    A favorite annual in meadows from Maine to California, Blue Cornflower adds true blue blooms to the summer garden or meadow. Also known as Bachelor Button, silver foliage offsets its blue blooms tremendously and attracts birds (especially American goldfinches) with its seed. Blue Cornflower is extremely easy to grow and is gorgeous planted on its own or paired with other colors of Cornflower. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  26. Starting at $9.95

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    Imagine pink powder puffs up and down bright red stems 2 ft. tall. That's beautiful "Farewell to Spring." Annual. Learn More →
  27. 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 →
  28. Starting at $9.95

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    This native sunflower is the grandfather species of them all and is a true staple of any wildflower garden. Bright, cheerful flowers are only 3-4” across and this variety grows to be 24-72” tall. Wild Sunflowers are extremely easy to grow and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden all season long. This native beauty is also the state flower of Kansas! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  29. 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 →
  30. Starting at $7.95

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    Calendula not only provides knockout blooms in the garden, but also can be used to garnish salads and other culinary creations. Growing to be only 24” tall, we love planting Calendula in the front of the meadow or in a small cutting garden near the house, ready to be snipped and added to our favorite meals. Bright yellow and orange flowers ignite the late season garden and are easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  31. 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 →
  32. Starting at $9.95

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    This beauty adds dramatic flair to the mid-season garden with deep scarlet blooms edged in black. Scarlet Flax offers up its gorgeous blooms for an extended period, blooming from summer into fall. Tolerating dry soil and partial shade, Scarlet Flax will grow almost anywhere with loose soil and is sure to become one of your favorite varieties in the garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  33. 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 →
  34. Starting at $4.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Bright, colorful blooms create a statement in the spring and summer garden, blooming in all shades of pink, red, yellow and white. Growing to be about 12-36”, this Four O’Clock mixture is an annual but the roots can be lifted in the fall, stored during winter, and re-planted the next spring. This variety is easy to grow and prefers full sun. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  35. 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 →
  36. Starting at $7.95

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    This Marigold mixture adds fiery color to the summer garden with bold reds, oranges and yellows. Growing to be only 12-14” tall, this mixture is great for the border of meadows, a small space garden or containers. Marigold Sparky Mix is so easy to grow that it is the perfect choice for a child’s first garden. Also, try planting Marigolds in your veggie garden to help attract beneficial insects. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $7.95

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    This Morning Glory produces royal purple, funnel-shaped flowers with white stars in the throats. Provide a sturdy trellis, pergola or other support for the vigorous vines. Annual. Learn More →
  38. 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 →
  39. Starting at $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    One of the most popular "everlastings" for use in dried arrangements, strawflowers are just as beautiful in summer bouquets. And these plants produce so many colorful, long-stemmed flowers you'll have plenty to use both fresh and dried. Annual. Learn More →
  40. 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 →
  41. Starting at $10.95

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    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 →
  42. 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 →
  43. Starting at $19.95

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    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 →
  44. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  45. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  46. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  47. Starting at $12.95

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    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 →
  48. Starting at $15.95

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    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 →

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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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