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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

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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 →
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    Borage has countless uses in the flower and vegetable garden. This edible herb helps attract bees and keep away harmful insects such as hornworms. Plant this variety in your vegetable garden it will help increase your yields and keep harmful pests away! Borage grows to be about 2’ tall with gorgeous, star-shaped blue blooms that open up in early to mid-summer. It prefers full sun and once planted will self-seed, making it an easy and long-lasting addition to the garden. Once blooming, try drying the flowers and using them in tea. There are really no limits to how you can use this versatile and helpful annual flower in your garden and home. Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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    The perfect mixture for Zinnia lovers, this mixture contains four different varieties of this popular annual, from the taller varieties to dwarfs. Blooming a spectacular rainbow of colors, Zinnias are some of the easiest wildflowers to grow and bloom from early summer all the way until frost. This Zinnia mixture makes for gorgeous cut bouquets and can be planted in smaller gardens or used to seed a large meadow. Like all Zinnias, this mixture 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 →
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    Sunflower Autumn Beauty steals the show in the late-season garden with a mixture of warm oranges, reds and yellow. An extremely popular cut flower, make sure to plant extra to enjoy their beauty indoors. This variety is easy to grow and offers blooms from the late summer all the way into fall. Sunflower Autumn Beauty is a must-have for any sunflower lover and 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 →
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    The perfect choice for any sunflower lover, this mixture contains five different sunflower varieties for a blaze of bright sunflower beauty in the summer garden or meadow. We’ve included five of the most popular sunflowers in the cut flower trade, varieties that are a little shorter and stand tall in the garden throughout the season. Like all sunflowers, this mixture will attract a lovely menagerie of pollinators and provide blooms all summer long. 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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    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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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    Deep rose petals soften to a gentle cream color in the center, making this bi-color beauty a must-have in the late season meadow. Shorter in height, Carmine King is perfect for borders and even containers! Annual. Learn More →
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    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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    An earlier-blooming Cosmos variety, Polidor ignites the summer garden with a striking mixture of orange, yellow and red blooms. Perfect for any meadow or garden, you will enjoy these semi-double blooms through the fall. Learn More →
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    Looking to create a bold statement in your meadow or garden this year? Our Cornflower Patriot Mixture blooms in red, white and blue, perfect to plant for your 4th of July celebration or any time of the season. So easy to grow, this Cornflower Mixture will grow in any sunny spot. Learn More →
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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 →
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    Add bold, easy-to-grow color to your summer meadow or garden with our Zinnia Mardi Gras Mix. Blooming in rich purple, gold, and white, this Zinnia mixture is sure to liven up any property. Learn More →
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    Like all Zinnias seeds, our Lava Lamp Mixture is deer resistant and quick-blooming, making it the perfect choice for your summer and fall garden. This fiery mixture blooms in bright shades or red, orange, and yellow, illuminating your property for months. Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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    This unique California Poppy illuminates the late season meadow with stunning purple/pink blooms. A charming statement on its own or paired with the white California Poppy Ivory Castle. Annual. Learn More →
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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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    This is Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark, great for meadows. To 5 ft. for mid to late bloom. Annual. Learn More →
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    A west coast native that's happy anywhere. With all the blue wild lupines, this is the yellow stand-out. Annual. Learn More →
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    Love cosmos but looking for a shorter variety? Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix is the perfect choice, growing to be just 2-4’ tall. Plant this colorful mixture in the front of the garden or meadow, or add to large containers in your small space or patio garden. Like all cosmos, this mixture is extremely easy to grow, attracts pollinators and blooms from summer until frost, offering up an abundance of flowers to cut and bring indoors. 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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    One of the biggest colormakers in our southwestern deserts. Carpets whole slopes, likes dry soil. Annual. Learn More →
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    This member of the famous Gilia family is a western native but does well anywhere in sun with dry conditions. Annual Learn More →
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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 →
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    Special Mix for Bulb Plantings Rainbow of annual flowers for quick bloom. Plant spring or fall over fall bulbs for bloom all summer and fall. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
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    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual. Learn More →
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    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual. Learn More →
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    A unique "new" cosmos in real red "Dazzler" sports blunt-tipped petals with bright yellow centers. Annual. Learn More →
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    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual. Learn More →
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    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual. Learn More →
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    The pristine white cosmos, "Purity" makes a heavenly cloud-like background in the garden. 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
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    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
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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 →
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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Velvet Queen." This one grows to 6' tall with large deep mahogany red flowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual. Learn More →
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    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
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    Cosmos "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual. Learn More →
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    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color. Learn More →
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    Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual. Learn More →
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    A mostly annual mixture that blooms quickly and stays below knee high. Great for containers, edging & fronting other plants. Learn More →
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    A favorite annual in meadows from Maine to California, Blue Cornflower adds true blue blooms to the summer garden or meadow. Also known as Bachelor Button, silver foliage offsets its blue blooms tremendously and attracts birds (especially American goldfinches) with its seed. Blue Cornflower is extremely easy to grow and is gorgeous planted on its own or paired with other colors of Cornflower. 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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    Imagine pink powder puffs up and down bright red stems 2 ft. tall. That's beautiful "Farewell to Spring." Annual. Learn More →
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    The perfect addition to any sunny meadow or garden, Sulphur Cosmos light up the mid-season garden, blooming a stunning orange and yellow all the way into the fall. Sulphur Cosmos are extremely easy to grow in any region and attract a variety of hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. The bright blooms also make for gorgeous 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 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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