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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. Big Leaf Aster Seeds

    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASMP

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  2. Marsh Marigold Seeds

    This cheerful, unique flower thrives in extremely moist climates and is often found in swampy areas or along stream banks in the wild. An early bloomer, Marsh Marigolds are a great addition to the rain garden. Perennial.
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  3. Common Milkweed Seeds

     
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    This gorgeous plant produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love – It is extremely easy to grow and spreads quickly. Common Milkweed is one of the Monarch Butterflies’ favorite plants and will bring many winged friends to your garden or meadow. Perennial.
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  4. Bush's Poppy Mallow Seeds

    Bright-magenta blooms make a bold statement in the summer garden or meadow, spreading quickly each year. This gorgeous wildflower is easy to grow, tolerating dry soil and full sun to partial shade. Perennial.
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    Item #: CABUP

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  5. Monkey Flower Seeds

     
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    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial
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    Item #: MIRP

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  6. Cursed Buttercup Seeds

    Also known as Annual Buttercup or Cursed Crowfoot, this wildflower prefers moist soils and illuminates the shady garden with glowing yellow petals and bright green sepals. Annual.
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  7. Swamp Milkweed Seeds

     
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    Swamp Milkweed is a red, showier variety of Common Milkweed. It is extremely elegant, producing willowy foliage and cherry-red blooms. It will also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or meadow. Perennial.
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  8. Wild Geranium Seeds

     
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    G. maculatum is the much-loved true "wild geranium" of No. America. A must for wild gardens.
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  9. New England Aster Seeds

     
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    The ancestor of our best garden asters. Stiff stems, large flowers, super winter-hardy. Great for late bloom. Perennial.
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  10. Soapwort Seeds

     
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    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides)
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  11. Prairie Aster Seeds

    This famous wildflower is not really an aster, but has always been called "Prairie Aster" or "Tahoka Daisy." Annual.
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  12. Solomon's Plume Seeds

    Providing a wonderfully-changing story in your garden, Solomon’s Plume illuminates the spring garden with elegant white plumes, followed by bright red berries in the fall. Will thrive in partial shade and under Oak and Pine trees. Perennial.
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    Item #: SMRAP

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  13. Canada Anemone Seeds

     
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    Anemone canadensis is a large-flowered wildling that spreads in moist spots. Perennial
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  14. Stiff Goldenrod Seeds

    Stiff Goldenrod’s tall, bright green foliage produces cheerful, yellow blooms that are butterfly-magnets. This native perennial is easy to grow and adaptable, illuminating the late season garden. Perennial.
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  15. Joe Pye Weed Seeds

    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. Perennial
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  16. Wild Petunia Seeds

    Lovely, lavender blooms are funnel-shaped and bring colorful elegance to the summer garden. Wild Petunias drop their seed and spread quickly, returning year after year. Perennial.
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    Item #: RUHUP

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  17. Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds

    Desmondium canadense is great for shady, moist wild gardens. Lovely foliage and flowers. Perennial
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    Item #: DECP

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  18. Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds

    Hairy Mountain Mint is a pollinator-magnet, attracting butterflies, bees and wasps to the meadow. This white-blooming beauty has the fresh, clean smell of mint and grows to be about 3’ tall. Perennial.
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    Item #: PYPIP

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  19. White Indigo Seeds

    Baptisia australis Alba is the pure white version of this wild blue flower of legend and lore. Native all over the east and midwest.
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  20. Bottle Gentian Seeds

     
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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)
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