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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

    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 →
  2. Starting at $12.95

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    Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning purple flowers. This butterfly magnet is extremely easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Purple Coneflower is native to North America and looks spectacular planted with Black Eyed Susan or other summer-blooming wildflowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. Starting at $8.95

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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 →
  7. Starting at $15.95

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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 →
  8. Starting at $49.95

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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 →
  9. Starting at $15.95

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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Velvet Queen." This one grows to 6' tall with large deep mahogany red flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $6.95

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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 →
  11. Starting at $9.95

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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 →
  12. Starting at $8.95

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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 →
  13. Starting at $9.95

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    This native sunflower is the grandfather species of them all and is a true staple of any wildflower garden. Bright, cheerful flowers are only 3-4” across and this variety grows to be 24-72” tall. Wild Sunflowers are extremely easy to grow and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden all season long. This native beauty is also the state flower of Kansas! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $10.95

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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 →
  15. Starting at $5.95

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    Not the florist favorite, but the single wild form. First bloom in mixtures: "White lace on your meadow." Annual.
    Looking for Baby's Breath seeds in packets? Learn More →
  16. Starting at $10.95

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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 →
  17. Starting at $9.95

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    This 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 →
  18. Starting at $12.95

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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 →
  19. Starting at $4.95

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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 →
  20. Starting at $3.95

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    Daisy-like, white flowers provide vital nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. Heath Aster is native to the United States and grows to be about 2’ tall, delighting with numerous blooms in the late summer meadow. This easy-to-grow perennial is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, clay soil, preferring as much sun as possible. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  21. Starting at $3.95

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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 →
  22. Starting at $3.95

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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 →
  23. Starting at $3.95

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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 →
  24. 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 →
  25. 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 →
  26. 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 →
  27. Starting at $5.95

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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 →
  28. Starting at $4.95

    Per Packet

    Native to the Midwest, Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) grows almost anywhere and is a pollinator magnet, providing nectar to all bee varieties, hummingbirds, butterflies and much more. This perennial wildflower blooms a brilliant shade of white, almost light green, in the summer months. Extremely easy to grow, we recommend thinning plants at the end of each season to prevent aggressive spreading. Learn More →
  29. Starting at $25.95

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    This is the tall, droopy Black-Eyed Susan from the plains. Plants can be make major color in meadows. Perennial. Learn More →
  30. Starting at $8.95

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    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial. Learn More →
  31. Starting at $10.95

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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 →
  32. Starting at $25.95

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    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
  33. Starting at $18.95

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    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $12.95

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    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $9.95

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    A unique "new" cosmos in real red "Dazzler" sports blunt-tipped petals with bright yellow centers. Annual. Learn More →
  36. Starting at $9.95

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    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $9.95

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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 →
  38. Starting at $9.95

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    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  39. Starting at $17.95

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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 →
  40. Starting at $10.95

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    Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $8.95

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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 →
  42. Starting at $5.95

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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 →
  43. 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 →
  44. Starting at $19.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  45. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  46. Starting at $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  47. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  48. 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 →

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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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