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Northeast

Wildflower Seeds for Your Region*

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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).

*Northeast Region includes: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT and WV.
Good for Province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The Wildflowers of the Northeast

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Wildflower gardening in the Northeast continues to gain in popularity and an understanding of the basic botanical environment is important. The Northeast is part of what botanists call the Great Northern Forest, and was solidly wooded when European colonists arrived. So it follows that most native wildflowers were shade-loving woodland perennials that enjoy somewhat acid (woodsy) soils, like the trilliums and violets.


But when heavy settlement began, our ancestors cleared forests to create farmland. And in those spaces, they planted crops. In with the crop seed they brought with them, were the seeds of European "weeds", so these sun-loving flower seeds immediately grew and made themselves at home. This is why Northeastern wildflowers today are a mixture of natives and "naturalized" flowers from other places. For example, goldenrod and black-eyed susan are native; the common daisy and chicory are from Europe. So what we see in a beautiful blaze of color along roadsides today is a mixture of the two.


With a short growing season and cold winters, the Northeastern landscape today retains its original forested history, so annual mowing of your wildflower meadow in fall is all-important. Any unmowed meadow in the region will revert to forest in about seven years. This is dramatically different from the wildflower habitats in the Great Plains and on the southern California coast which are natural grasslands and have never had solid stands of trees.


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  1. Cosmos Seeds Sea Shells Mix

     
    4.0
    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! Annual
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    Item #: CBSSG

    As Low As $14.41

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Love in a Mist Seeds Miss Jekyll

     
    3.5

    A cottage garden favorite, Love in a Mist has feathery foliage and pretty blue flowers. The blooms develop into attractive seed pods popular for use in dried bouquets. Annual.


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    Item #: NIGG

    As Low As $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Zinnia Seeds Cut and Come Again Mix

     
    5.0
    "Cut and Come Again" Zinnias This group is famous for all-summer bloom. Grows to only 18-24". Annual.
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    Item #: ZEPMG

    As Low As $9.95

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  4. Sweet Pea Seeds Royal Family Mix

    Bring the fabulous fragrance of Sweet Pea to your garden in a rainbow of colors with this stunning mixture. Growing to be about 6’ tall, plant seeds to climb on a trellis or in a hanging basket for a cascading look! Annual.
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    Item #: LORFG

    As Low As $8.95

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  5. China Aster Seeds Single Mix

     
    3.0

    These fast-growing plants produce large, fireworks-like blooms in shades of pink, purple, red, magenta and white that are ideal in arrangements. Annual.


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    Item #: CCHG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Sweet William Seeds

     
    4.5
    Dianthus barbatus has endlessly multicolored blooms. Since it's biennial, flowering is best in 2nd year. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIAG

    As Low As $9.95

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  7. Zinnia Seeds

     
    4.5
    Heat up your meadow with the bold colors of easy-to-grow zinnias. Blooming from midsummer until frost, they’re a must for summer bouquets and ideal for adding extra pizzazz. Annual.
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    Item #: ZING

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  8. Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix

     
    4.5
    Famous "Lilliput Mix" is one of the most popular Zinnias of all. 18 to 24" plants with clear-colored flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: ZELMG

    As Low As $9.95

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  9. Russell Lupine Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    Russell Hybrid Lupines are the classics: Tall flower spikes in an endless variety of colors. Perennial.
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    Item #: LPRMG

    As Low As $9.95

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  10. Cosmos Seeds

     
    5.0
    So easy to grow and so reliable, annual cosmos lights up in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. You’ll have plenty of blooms for cutting, too. A perfect addition to any custom blend. Annual.
    Looking for Cosmos seeds in packets?
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    Item #: COSG

    As Low As $8.95

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  11. Mixed Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    4.5
    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual.
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    Item #: CCMG

    As Low As $5.95

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  12. Spider Plant Seeds

     
    3.5
    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CHASG

    As Low As $14.95

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  13. Painted Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Painted Daisy, also known as Tricolor Daisy, is a stunning wild variety that has recently been naturalized in the US. The bright mix of colors will put on a show in any sunny part of the garden, just a few weeks after planting. (Chrysanthemum carinatum)
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    Item #: CCPDG

    As Low As $9.95

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  14. Baby Snapdragon Seeds

     
    4.0
    This annual favorite creates a jewel-toned carpet in a rainbow of shimmering blooms. Beautiful on their own, or combine with other annuals and perennials to create your own customized blend. Annual.
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    Item #: LING

    As Low As $9.95

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  15. Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix

     
    5.0
    Some people just don't want their cosmos growing up to 6 ft, so this mix has all the colors, 2-4' tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CSDG

    As Low As $15.95

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  16. Dwarf Lupine Seeds Pixie Delight Mix

     
    4.0
    Dwarf Lupine Mix "Pixie Delight" is a great quick-bloom mixture of annual lupines. Only 12 to 18" tall.
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    Item #: LHPDG

    As Low As $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  17. Rocket Larkspur Seeds

     
    4.0
    The wild delphinium that's so popular in the dried flower trade. Spikes of red, blue, pink, white, purple. Annual.
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    Item #: DELG

    As Low As $9.31

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Hollyhock Seeds

     
    3.0
    Hollyhock is not technically a wildflower, but so many want it for meadows, here it is. Mixed colors. Biennial.
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    Item #: ALCG

    As Low As $18.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered

     
    5.0
    "Dahlia Flowered Mix." This is the big one. 30 to 40" tall with large domed blooms. Fantastic for cutting. Annual.
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    Item #: ZEDFG

    As Low As $9.95

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  20. California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix

     
    3.5
    "Splendid Mix" of California Poppies gives you all the colors. Just as dependable as the pure orange. Annual.
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    Item #: ECSMG

    As Low As $12.95

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