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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 long-blooming annual is native to the United States and attracts pollinators to the garden. Small, bright-yellow blooms grow to be only about 12” tall and Dwarf Helenium requires no dead-heading for prolonged blooms. Learn More →
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    Looking for a unique addition to your garden or meadow this year? This annual Ice Plant mixture is the perfect choice! Vibrant colors of orange, pink, purple, red and yellow liven up the summer garden and this succulent is easy to grow, needing full sun and well-draining soil. Learn More →
  3. Starting at $3.95

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    Bright-magenta blooms make a bold statement in the summer garden or meadow, spreading quickly each year. This gorgeous wildflower is easy to grow, tolerating dry soil and full sun to partial shade. Perennial. Learn More →
  4. 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 →
  5. Starting at $3.95

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    Lovely, lavender blooms are funnel-shaped and bring colorful elegance to the summer garden. Wild Petunias drop their seed and spread quickly, returning year after year. Perennial. Learn More →
  6. Starting at $3.95

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    Also known as Cutleaf Coneflower, this cheerful wildflower grows to be about 7 feet tall and makes a grand statement in the late season garden. Golden petals surround a green cone, creating a beautiful statement that also attracts winged wildlife. Perennial. Learn More →
  7. Starting at $3.95

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    Hairy Mountain Mint is a pollinator-magnet, attracting butterflies, bees and wasps to the meadow. This white-blooming beauty has the fresh, clean smell of mint and grows to be about 3’ tall. Perennial. Learn More →
  8. Starting at $3.95

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    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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →
  11. Starting at $3.95

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    Stiff Goldenrod’s tall, bright green foliage produces cheerful, yellow blooms that are butterfly-magnets. This native perennial is easy to grow and adaptable, illuminating the late season garden. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Prairie Sage is a rapid spreader, making it the perfect choice for a prairie or meadow, but not a great choice for a smaller landscape. This native perennial offers cheerful yellow blooms in the summer months and grows to be about 3’ tall. Also known as White Sagebrush, this variety thrives in full sun to part shade and is extremely easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  13. Starting at $4.95

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    Aromatic Aster is one of the longest-blooming native asters, blooming up to two months in one season. The gorgeous, violet flowers add charm to any garden or meadow and delight the late season garden with prolific blooms. Growing to be about 1-3’ tall, this native perennial can be planted in a smaller perennial garden or in a prairie or meadow. 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 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 →
  15. Starting at $3.95

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    Hoary Vervain is a drought tolerant perennial that boasts a long bloom time, often adding gorgeous purple flower spikes for up to six weeks in the late summer. This native variety’s seeds provide vital nourishment for a variety of small animals and birds, making it a perfect choice for any sustainable planting. Hoary Vervain’s leaves are also a common larval host for the Common Buckeye Butterfly. This variety grows in full sun to part shade and is extremely easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  16. Starting at $3.95

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    This native mint variety creates a blanket of white blooms in almost any meadow, growing to be about 3’ tall. Mountain Mint has a strong, pungent mint smell and is often used in cooking and making herbal tea. This easy-to-grow mint variety attracts native pollinators and thrives in moist conditions. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms. Learn More →
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    Desmondium canadense is great for shady, moist wild gardens. Lovely foliage and flowers. Perennial Learn More →
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    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial Learn More →
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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 →
  21. Starting at $3.95

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    A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial. Learn More →
  22. 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 →
  23. Starting at $3.95

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    This unique plant produces striking, purple flowers that even in maturity look like large buds. Bottle Gentian prefers moist, rich soil and is great for planting near bodies of water. Perennial. (Gentiana andrewsii) Learn More →
  24. 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 →
  25. Starting at $7.95

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    A cottage garden favorite, Love in a Mist has feathery foliage and pretty blue flowers. The blooms develop into attractive seed pods popular for use in dried bouquets. Annual. Learn More →
  26. Starting at $8.95

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    Grandpa Ott produces striking deep purple, funnel-shaped flowers with magenta stars in the throats. Provide a sturdy trellis, pergola or other support for the vigorous vines. Annual Learn More →
  27. 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 →
  28. 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 →
  29. Starting at $4.95

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    The pristine white Four O'Clocks make wonderful evening blooming plants, and are favorites for "White Gardens." Learn More →
  30. Starting at $5.95

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    The red Four O'Clocks are really red red. With deep green glossy leaves, they make a dramatic show in full sun. Learn More →
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    The pink Four O'clocks are probably the top favorite. Flowers are clear pink and cover the neat bushy plants. Learn More →
  32. Starting at $32.95

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    "Creeping Daisy" grows to only about 6 to 12", and forms a blooming mat. Annual. Learn More →
  33. Starting at $5.95

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    Rich golden yellow covers glossy-leaved plants. A lovely evening flower, opening around--yes, four o'clock. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $9.95

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    If you’re looking for show-stopping color, Painted Daisies is the variety for you! Also known as Tricolor Daisy, this stunning, wild variety has recently been naturalized in the U.S. Blooming just a few weeks after planting, the bright mixture of colors will put on a vivid show in any sunny spot. Make sure to plant extra for fabulous cut bouquets! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $19.95

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    Elegant, pure white petals are offset by deep purple eyes, making for a dramatic statement. Cape Daisy is a butterfly magnet and the cheerful flowers are great for bouquets! (Annual) Learn More →
  36. Starting at $7.95

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    This dwarf Cornflower variety illuminates the meadow or garden with full, pure white blooms. White Cornflower is quick blooming, easy to grow, and will provide a multitude of blooms that are charming both in the garden and cut for bouquets. Annual. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $8.95

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    Red Cornflower is a dwarf variety that adds drama to the meadow or garden with full, red blooms. Red Cornflower is easy to grow and quick blooming. Try pairing with White and Blue Cornflower for a spectacular burst of color in just weeks! Annual. Learn More →
  38. Starting at $19.95

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    Maximilian gives you the iconic color of Sunflowers but is a perennial, blooming year after year. This variety illuminates the garden with golden-yellow blooms all the way from summer into fall. Reaching heights of 3-8’, this Sunflower will quickly become the true backbone of your perennial wildflower meadow or garden. Like all Sunflowers, Maximilian is easy to grow and attracts pollinators all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  39. Starting at $12.95

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    Zinnia Canary Bird’s name says it all – Large, brilliantly-yellow blooms that are extremely easy to grow and long-lasting. A bright, bold statement in the meadow or garden. Annual. Learn More →
  40. Starting at $14.95

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    Cherry Queen gets its name from bold, cherry red blooms that are a true knock-out in the meadow or garden. Gorgeous on its own and paired with other Zinnia varieties. Annual. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $3.95

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    The Moon Flower gets its name from large, pure white blooms that come out at night and close before mid day. The blooms are also sweetly fragrant. Annual. (Ipomea alba) Learn More →
  42. Starting at $8.95

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    Dazzling red blooms steal the show in the summer garden! Tall, vining foliage can reach up to 10” tall and these gorgeous flowers are perfect for fences, mailboxes, or lampposts. Annual. Learn More →
  43. 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 →
  44. Starting at $14.95

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    Large, white blooms contrast with golden centers and gorgeous, bright green foliage. Zinnia Polar Bear creates an elegant statement in the meadow and can be planted on its own or paired with other Zinnia varieties such as Red Queen for a dramatic look. Annual. Learn More →
  45. 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 →
  46. Starting at $20.95

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    An heirloom favorite popular in both fresh and dried bouquets, Bells of Ireland produces tall flower stems tightly packed with green, bell-shaped bracts. Annual. Learn More →
  47. Starting at $8.95

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    This little beauty is a desert native, but opens its inky blue flowers in any region. For front of meadows. Early. Annual. Learn More →
  48. Starting at $10.95

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    A wildflower so beautiful, it's a garden flower too. Native to the NW, but happy anywhere. Great color. 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.

Watch Our Video All About Midwest Wildflower Seed Mix:

 

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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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