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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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    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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    Golden, daisy-like blooms illuminate the early summer garden and unlike other Gazania, Colorado Gold is cold hardy. This perennial prefers well-draining soil and is drought tolerant once established. Learn More →
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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 →
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    This rare wildflower lights up the summer garden with orange/red, show flowers. The bright blooms also attract hummingbirds and butterflies! Biennial. Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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    Also known Wild Sweetpea or Catgut, this unique wildflower’s bi-color blooms are a true show-stopper in the late spring garden or meadow. This native perennial is easy to grow and drought-tolerant. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This native wildflower is extremely easy to grow and delights in the early spring with clusters of cheerful yellow flowers on glossy foliage. Perennial. Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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    Providing a wonderfully-changing story in your garden, Solomon’s Plume illuminates the spring garden with elegant white plumes, followed by bright red berries in the fall. Will thrive in partial shade and under Oak and Pine trees. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This cheerful, unique flower thrives in extremely moist climates and is often found in swampy areas or along stream banks in the wild. An early bloomer, Marsh Marigolds are a great addition to the rain garden. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Wild Ginger’s large heart-shaped leaves create a low, solid, dark green carpet on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three deep red triangular petals. Not the famous spice! Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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    Showy Goldenrod is a late-bloomer, providing blooms and nectar late into the fall season when much of the landscape has stopped producing for the year, making it an important variety in any ecosystem. This golden beauty thrives in full sun to partial shade and grows to be about 5’ tall, making it great for a larger meadow or border planting. This native wildflower attracts a variety of pollinators to the late season garden. 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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    White Vervain adds gorgeous texture to meadows with its single stemmed, white flower spikes. The nectar and pollen of this native wildflower attracts a variety of bees, butterflies and wasps. White Vervain prefers partial shade and moist, fertile conditions, growing up to 5’ tall. 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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    Giant Ironweed is a versatile perennial, growing in dry to moist soils from prairies to roadsides and woodlands. This native perennial provides food for birds, a nesting environment for woodcocks and its prolific purple blooms attract a variety of pollinators. This vibrant perennial grows to be 9’ tall and blooms from July to September, multiplying steadily each year. 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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    This native beauty boasts pale yellow blooms with purple spots. Also known as Spotted Bee Balm and Horsemint, this Monarda has a lovely thyme scent and has been used in teas and for other medicinal purposes. Spotted Bee Balm is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, sandy conditions, requiring little water and upkeep. Growing to be 40” tall, this Bee Balm attracts an abundance of pollinators to the summer garden or meadow. 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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    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 →
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    This elegant purple beauty is native to the U.S. and drought tolerant, thriving in dry areas including rocky ledges and meadows. Smooth Blue Aster prefers full sun and is a vital source of nectar and pollen for a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. 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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    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 →
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    Lilium superbum is our most spectacular and largest native lily, a treasure for wild gardens. 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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    Hypericum perforatum (commonly known as St. John's Wort) is a perennial herb that produces a bright yellow flower, which is often used with the leaves for medicinal purposes. 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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    Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms. Perennial Learn More →
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    Physotegia virginiana is a taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient." 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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    Agastache foeniculum is the famous native herb with distinct licorice taste and fragrance, plus lavender blooms. Learn More →
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    Baptisia australis Alba is the pure white version of this wild blue flower of legend and lore. Native all over the east and midwest. (Perennial) Learn More →
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    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial Learn More →
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    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial Learn More →
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    G. maculatum is the much-loved true "wild geranium" of No. America. A must for wild gardens. Learn More →
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    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. 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 →
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    One of our most treasured wildflowers. Delicate foliage and strawberry red blooms. Hummingbird favorite. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This beauty is often called "Blue Cardinal Flower" since it is often planted with its famous red cousin. Easy. Perennial Learn More →
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    Anemone canadensis is a large-flowered wildling that spreads in moist spots. Perennial Learn More →
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    A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial. Learn More →
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    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial Learn More →
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    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This unique wildflower gets its name from the multitude of blooms that emerge on each plant, resembling shooting stars. This hardy wildflower can produce up to twelve delicate blossoms per plant, in shades of white to deep pink. Perennial. (Dodecatheon meadia) 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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