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Northeast 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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Seeds selected for CT, DE, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV as well as Quebec and the Eastern Provinces.

The Wildflowers of the Northeast

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. 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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    Item #: SORIP

    As Low As $3.95

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  2. Canada Anemone Seeds

     
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    Anemone canadensis is a large-flowered wildling that spreads in moist spots. Perennial
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    Item #: ANCP

    As Low As $3.95

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  3. Fireweed Seeds

    Looking for a bold, quick-spreading wildflower? Fireweed does not disappoint! Magenta-pink blooms add bright color to the sunny garden in the summer months. Be sure to plant this beauty in an area you would like it to spread to! Annual.
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    Item #: EPANP

    As Low As $3.95

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  4. Joe Pye Weed Seeds

    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. Perennial
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    Item #: EUFP

    As Low As $3.95

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  5. Golden Alexanders Seeds

    This native wildflower is extremely easy to grow and delights in the early spring with clusters of cheerful yellow flowers on glossy foliage. Perennial.
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    Item #: ZIAUP

    As Low As $3.95

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  6. Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds

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

    As Low As $3.95

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  7. 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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    Item #: BAPP

    As Low As $3.95

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  8. Bottle Gentian Seeds

     
    4.0
    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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    Item #: GEAP

    As Low As $3.95

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  9. Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
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    America's most vivid wildflower' according to experts. Must have damp soil, sun or shade. Perennial
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    Item #: LOCP

    As Low As $3.95

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  10. Shooting Star Seeds

     
    2.5
    This unique wildflower gets its name from the multitude of blooms that emerge on each plant, resembling shooting stars. This hardy wildflower can produce up to twelve delicate blossoms per plant, in shades of white to deep pink. Perennial. (Dodecatheon meadia)
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    Item #: DOMP

    As Low As $3.95

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  11. Wild Ginger Seeds

    Wild Ginger’s large heart-shaped leaves create a low, solid, dark green carpet on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three deep red triangular petals. Not the famous spice!
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    Item #: ASCAP

    As Low As $3.95

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  12. Blue Flag Iris Seeds

    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial
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    Item #: IRVP

    As Low As $3.95

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  13. Indian Paintbrush Seeds

     
    3.5
    This rare wildflower lights up the summer garden with orange/red, show flowers. The bright blooms also attract hummingbirds and butterflies! Biennial.
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    Item #: CSTP

    As Low As $4.95

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  14. Eastern Red Columbine Seeds

    One of our most treasured wildflowers. Delicate foliage and strawberry red blooms. Hummingbird favorite. Perennial.
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    Item #: AQCP

    As Low As $3.95

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  15. 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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    Item #: RASCP

    As Low As $3.95

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  16. Obedient Plant Seeds

     
    4.0
    Physotegia virginiana is a taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient." Perennial
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    Item #: PHVP

    As Low As $3.95

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  17. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms.
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    Item #: RUSP

    As Low As $3.95

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  18. Zig Zag Aster Seeds

    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial
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    Item #: APRP

    As Low As $3.95

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  19. Pale Coneflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    This is the "pale" cousin of famed Purple Coneflower, and often the echinacea used in medicinal preparations. Perennial.
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    Item #: ECPP

    As Low As $3.95

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  20. Sky Blue Aster Seeds

    This easy-to-grow wildflower produces stunning, violet-blue blooms. The flowers will attract beautiful wildlife to your garden. Perennial. (Aster azureus)
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    Item #: ASAP

    As Low As $3.95

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  21. Bellflower Seeds

    Reaching heights of 3-6’, blue-violet blooms create a grand statement in the late summer garden or meadow. The perfect, dramatic backdrop in your shade garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: CAAMP

    As Low As $3.95

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  22. Garland Daisy Seeds

    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color.
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    Item #: CCGDG

    As Low As $6.95

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  23. Rattlesnake Master Seeds

    A native prairie perennial, Rattlesnake Master is extremely adaptable and easy to grow, boasting bluish/green foliage and white blooms with unique seed pods that add texture after the blooms have finished. Perennial.
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    Item #: ERYUP

    As Low As $3.95

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  24. Blue Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    This beauty is often called "Blue Cardinal Flower" since it is often planted with its famous red cousin. Easy. Perennial
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    Item #: LOSP

    As Low As $3.95

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  25. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  26. Lavender Hyssop Seeds

     
    5.0
    Agastache foeniculum is the famous native herb with distinct licorice taste and fragrance, plus lavender blooms.
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    Item #: AGFP

    As Low As $3.95

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  27. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  28. St. John's Wort Seeds

    Hypericum perforatum The bright yellow flower of legend and lore, plus the new medicinal craze. Perennial
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    Item #: HYPP

    As Low As $3.95

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  29. Bee Balm Seeds

     
    5.0
    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial
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    Item #: MOFP

    As Low As $3.95

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  30. Queen of the Prairie Seeds

     
    1.0
    Queen of the Prairie produces plumy, light pink blooms and is a unique addition to any wildflower garden. Perennial. (Filipendula rubra)
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    Item #: FIRP

    As Low As $3.95

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