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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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    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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    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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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    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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    "Creeping Daisy" grows to only about 6 to 12", and forms a blooming mat. Annual. 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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    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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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    Mexican Sunflower brings bright, orange color to the meadow with a multitude of blooms on gorgeous green foliage. Mexican Sunflower is a beautiful cut flower and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Annual. Learn More →
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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 →
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    Fringed Pink gets its name from cut petals that resemble fringes and the romantic pink/white color. The blooms create a unique statement in the meadow and are deeply fragrant. Annual. Learn More →
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    Create a unique splash of color in your meadow with Cosmos Seashells. Each petal is shaped like a seashell and will ignite the garden in just weeks after planting. The gorgeous, contrasting colors and unique shape are a true conversation starter and must-have for the wildflower gardener! Like all Cosmos, this variety is extremely easy to grow, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, and makes for fantastic cut bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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    Also called Jewel Weed, this magnificent orange wildflower gets its name from the seed pods that explode when touched. Annual. (Impatiens capensis) Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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    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 →
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    With grass-like foliage and light blue, star-shaped flowers, Blue Eyed Grass will provide a lovely statement in any sunny or partially sunny area. Perennial. (Sisyrinchium) Learn More →
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    This easy-to-grow wildflower produces stunning, violet-blue blooms. The flowers will attract beautiful wildlife to your garden. Perennial. (Aster azureus) Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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    A much-loved, quick-bloom, very short western wildflower that grows beautifully everywhere. Annual. Learn More →
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    A popular wildflower around the world, the forget-me-not’s gorgeous, soft blue blooms delight in the early season garden or meadow. Whether you’re planting to help celebrate the life of a loved one, or simply love the delicate blue blooms on your property, this variety is sure to bring joy year after year. Forget-me-nots tolerate partial shade and make for fantastic cut flowers. 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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    A famous medicinal (used for heart medicine), Foxglove is native to England; blooms in light shade up to 5 ft. Biennial. Learn More →
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    This native 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 →
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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 →
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    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual. Learn More →
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    Not the florist favorite, but the single wild form. First bloom in mixtures: "White lace on your meadow." Annual.
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    Crimson Clover’s strawberry-red blooms add fun color to any meadow. Growing to be 24-36” tall, we recommend planting this variety at the front of the garden or meadow. Not to be confused with the tough perennial red clovers that can take over a meadow, Crimson Clover is a non-invasive annual that can help enhance your soil and attract pollinators to the garden or meadow. Gorgeous on its own or paired with other wildflowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual. Learn More →
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    This deer-resistant variety adds rich, gorgeous color to the summer and fall garden. A perennial form of the native Black-Eyed Susan, the giant, bi-color double flowers ignite the garden year after year and are extremely easy to grow. Native Gloriosa Daisies grow to be 12-36” tall and tolerate partial shade. The unique blooms make for gorgeous summer bouquets. 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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    Also known as Wild Phlox, fragrant Dame’s Rocket adds unique beauty to the late spring meadow with lilac-colored flower clusters. This easy-to-grow wildflower tolerates partial shade and is a must-have for the early season garden or meadow. Boasting a lovely clove scent, this perennial makes for gorgeous spring bouquets. 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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    A special mixture that is half wildflowers, half grains & grasses favored by small wildlife. To create a flowering habitat area. 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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"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."

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