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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

    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 →
  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. Starting at $17.95

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    Our Native Midwest Wildflower Seed Mixture contains 21 wildflowers, including Prairie Aster, Blazing Star, Butterfly Weed and more, that are native to the Midwest. Plant native varieties to help preserve your local eco-system and to help the pollinators in your area. With both annuals and perennials, this mixture will provide color in the first year and for years after. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  4. Starting at $9.95

    Sale: $7.95

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    This year's special mix is our best ever, containing 43 different species for summer planting and packed with heat-tolerant quick bloomers. Plant now for great color and cut flowers this summer and fall, with blooms starting in just weeks. Supplies are limited and it's time to plant so don't delay! 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 $10.95

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    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 →
  7. Starting at $9.95

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    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 $10.95

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    Tired of deer snacking on your precious flowers? Our Deer Resistant Wildflower Mix contains 17 wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that deer tend to stay away from. This mixture 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →
  11. Starting at $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  12. Starting at $9.95

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    Our Dry Area Mix is perfect for areas that are out of the way or regions that have water restrictions. It contains 25 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that are drought tolerant. 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 →
  13. Starting at $12.95

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    This mixture can be used as a flowering lawn or low growing ground cover. It is composed of fine fescue, flowers and clovers and provides a colorful and diverse alternative to grass lawns. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  15. Starting at $11.95

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    Enjoy the sweet fragrance of wildflowers all season long with our Fragrant Wildflower Seed Mix. It contains 16 fragrant wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that will bloom spring through summer, 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 →
  16. Starting at $15.95

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    This mix of 16 native wildflowers, including Purple Coneflower, Wild Lupine, Scarlet Sage and more, is for areas in the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada where water conservation is desired. This long-lasting mixture adds colorful blooms in the first season and for years to come. This mixture is also beneficial to the pollinators native to your region and will attract wildlife to your garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  17. 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 →
  18. 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 →
  19. Starting at $12.95

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    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 →
  20. Starting at $10.95

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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 →
  21. Starting at $10.95

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    Less watering and less mowing! This environmentally friendly wildflower mix will allow you to do both this year. A hearty blend 21 different wildflowers, this mix will save you time and money. Cut down on mowing and watering this season with a wildflower planting on your course this year! Learn More →
  22. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  23. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  24. Starting at $10.95

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    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 →
  25. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  26. Starting at $19.80

    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 →
  27. $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 →
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    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 →
  29. $19.75

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    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 →
  30. $19.95

    Sale: $17.96

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    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 →
  31. $19.95

    Sale: $17.96

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    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 →
  32. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  33. Starting at $9.95

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    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 →
  34. 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 →
  35. 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 →
  36. 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 →
  37. 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 →
  38. 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 →
  39. 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 →
  40. 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 →
  41. 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 →
  42. 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 →
  43. 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 →
  44. 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 →
  45. Starting at $10.95

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    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 →
  46. Starting at $12.95

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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 →
  47. 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 →
  48. Starting at $13.95

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    Great color for the front of the meadow in mid-summer, only 1 ft. tall. Favors dry, gritty soils, like its homeland. 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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