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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 $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 →
  2. Starting at $12.95

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    No summer garden is complete without the bright, cheerful splash of color of Black Eyed Susan. This versatile, drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow variety illuminates the landscape with golden blooms and pairs well with a variety of other perennials, including Purple Coneflower. Black Eyed Susan is a native plant and will attract pollinators to the garden or meadow all summer long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Biennial. Learn More →
  3. 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 →
  4. Starting at $13.95

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    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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. Starting at $11.95

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    Native to North America, Lance Leaf Coreopsis is a popular perennial for meadows everywhere. Gorgeous, golden blooms illuminate the summer garden all the way into fall, creating a grand statement in almost any spot. Lance Leaf Coreopsis is deer resistant, tolerates partial shade and delights year after year. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  7. Starting at $12.95

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    Spectacular, multi-colored blooms add beautiful color to the summer garden or meadow. Wild Sweet William grows in sandy, clay or loamy soil conditions and grows to be about 12-24” tall, making it an extremely versatile variety. This variety is easy to grow and the colorful blooms make for fabulous summer bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Biennial. Learn More →
  8. 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 →
  9. Starting at $5.95

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    Talk about making a statement in the garden! Mammoth Grey Stripe’s huge blooms, growing to be 12” across, sit atop stems that grow to be 8-12’ tall. These garden giants were developed for seed production and attract a variety of birds to the garden. Mammoth Grey Stripe are extremely fun to watch grow and their large size make them great for scattering throughout the meadow or using as a background screen. This huge variety is also perfect for a child’s first garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $4.95

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    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love. Milkweed is one of the Monarch Butterflies’ favorite plants and will bring many winged friends to your garden or meadow. It can be a challenge to grow but once established it will thrive for years to come and spread quickly. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a red, showier variety of Common Milkweed. It is extremely elegant, producing willowy foliage and cherry-red blooms. It will also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or meadow. Perennial. Learn More →
  12. Starting at $4.95

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    This native garlic grows to be about 18” tall and boasts gorgeous white blooms. Wild Garlic is extremely easy to grow and thrives in almost any sun and soil type, making it a versatile choice for any meadow or garden. Allium ursinum attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies, but its strong onion scent makes it unappealing to deer and rabbits. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  13. Starting at $3.95

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    This native wildflower’s seed provides vital food for the birds and it attracts a variety of native pollinators with its nectar. Compass Plant prefers full sun and can grow up to 10’ tall, making it the perfect choice for a larger prairie or meadow. The prolific yellow blooms illuminate the landscape in the summer months. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $3.95

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    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 →
  15. Starting at $3.95

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    This native species boasts unique, bright yellow blooms on mound-shaped, shrubby foliage. Growing up to 3 feet tall, this shrub is easy to grow and adapts to a variety of climates. Perennial. Learn More →
  16. Starting at $149.95

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    If you love Zinnias but don’t have a lot of room in the garden, this mixture is the perfect choice for you! Growing only 6” high, this colorful mixture is perfect for small space, container or border gardens, delighting with quick blooms lasting from mid-summer until frost. This pollinator-favorite mixture also makes for beautiful cut flowers, adding a rainbow of blooms indoors in the summer. 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 $8.95

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    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 →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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 →
  21. 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 →
  22. 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 →
  23. Starting at $14.95

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    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 →
  24. Starting at $13.95

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    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 →
  25. Starting at $9.95

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    Lemon Queen is a unique Sunflower variety that has pointed petals and chocolate-brown centers, making for fabulous summer bouquets. Try planting this easy-to-grow variety every several weeks for blooms all summer long. Growing to be about 6’ tall, this variety is great for the back border of any garden or meadow. Learn More →
  26. Starting at $4.95

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    Native to Missouri, this easy-to-grow, drought tolerant variety grows to be only 6-12” tall. Large, cheerful yellow blooms can reach 5” across and are slightly fragrant, blooming in the late spring to summer. This showy variety is perfect for almost any garden or meadow and even tolerates light shade. Missouri Primrose also self-seeds, coming back year after year. Learn More →
  27. 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 →
  28. Starting at $3.95

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    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 →
  29. Starting at $4.95

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    Love Sunflowers but don’t have the room? This dwarf variety is the perfect choice! Growing to be about 18-25”, Dwarf Yellow Spray is great for border gardens. Before the flowers open, the green buds can be sautéed in a pan with butter and eaten – They taste like artichokes! The flowers also make for spectacular summer bouquets. Learn More →
  30. Starting at $3.95

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    Bright yellow blooms are streaked with mahogany, making this Marigold a gorgeous addition to any flower or vegetable garden. This easy-to-grow annual is perfect for a child’s first garden. Learn More →
  31. 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 →
  32. Starting at $19.95

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    This is Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark, great for meadows. To 5 ft. for mid to late bloom. Annual. Learn More →
  33. Starting at $18.95

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    Hollyhock is not technically a wildflower, but so many want it for meadows, here it is. Mixed colors. Biennial. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $8.95

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    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $29.95

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    This wild violet is loved in gardens all over the world and once established, can spread rapidly. The iconic blooms are a cheerful purple and yellow with a white ‘face,’ resembling the pansy. Growing to be only 4-12” tall, this is a staple at the edge of the meadow or underneath trees. If planted in partial shade, Johnny Jump Ups can bloom all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  36. Starting at $9.95

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    This quick-blooming, fragrant annual has been a staple of the meadow and garden for centuries. Although blooming mostly white, Sweet Alyssum will sometimes surprise with a touch of pink blooms. Growing to be 8-16” tall, this smaller beauty can be planted in the front of the garden or meadow or even in containers. Sweet Alyssum is deer resistant and tolerates partial shade. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $10.95

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    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual. Learn More →
  38. Starting at $3.95

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    The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, 4" flowers. Perennial. Learn More →
  39. Starting at $25.95

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    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
  40. Starting at $9.95

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    One of most popular Zinnia varieties, the Lilliput Mix grows to be only 18-24” tall and is famous for an abundance of pom-pom blooms in bright, vivid colors. Blooming from mid summer until frost, this mixture can be cut all season long for spectacular summer bouquets and is extremely easy to grow. Like all Zinnia, this variety is deer resistant and attracts pollinators. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $30.95

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    Mexican Zinnia "Persian Carpet Mix" is a spectacular splash of bi-colors growing only 12 to 16" tall. Annual Learn More →
  42. Starting at $49.95

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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  43. 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 →
  44. Starting at $12.95

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    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
  45. Starting at $12.95

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    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual. Learn More →
  46. 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 →
  47. Starting at $14.95

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    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  48. 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 →

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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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