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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. Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix

     
    4.5
    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets?
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    Item #: TCJG

    As Low As $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. 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.
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    Item #: COSG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Five Spot Seeds

     
    3.5
    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual.
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    Item #: NMMG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    Honey Bee Attracting Mix. Do your part to save America's disappearing bees.
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    Item #: BEEG

    As Low As $9.86

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. Blanket Flower Seeds

     
    4.5
    One of the great glories of the plains and the west. It makes masses of color and blooms for months. Perennial.
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    Item #: GALG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Sweet Alyssum Seeds

     
    5.0
    Quick bloomer so popular it's been in gardens for centuries. Always white, sometimes with a touch of pink. Annual.
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    Item #: LOBG

    As Low As $9.95

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  7. Cosmos Seeds Pinkie

    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPKG

    As Low As $9.95

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  8. Scarlet Flax Seeds

     
    4.5
    Deep red blooms with black edges for a dramatic look. This wild flax likes loose soil, blooms mid season. Annual.
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    Item #: LIRG

    As Low As $9.95

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  9. Sweet Pea Seeds

     
    2.5
    This favorite flower is famous for its quick blooms and sweet fragrance. The brilliant pink flowers are a delight both in the garden and brought inside for fabulously-fragrant bouquets. (Lathyrus odoratus)
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    Item #: LAOG

    As Low As $8.95

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  10. Zinnia Seeds Persian Carpet

     
    5.0
    Mexican Zinnia "Persian Carpet Mix" is a spectacular splash of bi-colors growing only 12 to 16" tall. Annual
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    Item #: ZHPCG

    As Low As $30.95

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  11. Forget Me Not Seeds

     
    5.0
    The true Forget-Me-Not is a world favorite flower. Loaded with legends of love, it grows quickly. Perennial.
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    Item #: MYSG

    As Low As $24.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. Morning Glory Seeds

     
    5.0
    This is the big blue hybrid. Not really wild, but we have many requests for this seed. Great for fences. Annual.
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    Item #: IPPG

    As Low As $8.95

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  13. 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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  14. Globe Gilia Seeds

    Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual.
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    Item #: GILG

    As Low As $10.95

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  15. Mexican Hat Seeds

    A famous All-American perennial with drooping red petals. From dry open prairies, needs loose soils. Perennial.
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    Item #: RARG

    As Low As $14.95

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  16. Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty

     
    4.0
    Our visitors demanded these--hybrids in a range of colors. Great for meadow color late in the season. Annual.
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    Item #: HABG

    As Low As $8.95

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  17. Four O'Clock Seeds White

     
    4.5
    The pristine white Four O'Clocks make wonderful evening blooming plants, and are favorites for "White Gardens."
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    Item #: MJWHG

    As Low As $4.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Queen Anne's Lace Seeds

     
    3.5
    We don't sell the roadside weed. This species is close in appearance, but not invasive. Annual.
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    Item #: AMIG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. Baby's Breath Seeds

     
    5.0
    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?
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    Item #: GYPG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. Organic Calendula Seeds

    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual.
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    Item #: CPBG

    As Low As $12.95

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