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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. 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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  2. 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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    Item #: ASTNP

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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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  6. Joe Pye Weed Seeds

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

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  10. 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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    Item #: GEAP

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  11. Shooting Star Seeds

     
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    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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. Indian Paintbrush Seeds

     
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    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

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  16. 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

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  17. Goat's Rue Seeds

    Also known Wild Sweetpea or Catgut, this unique wildflower’s bi-color blooms are a true show-stopper in the late spring garden or meadow. This native perennial is easy to grow and drought-tolerant. Perennial.
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    Item #: TEVIP

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  18. Obedient Plant Seeds

     
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    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

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  19. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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  22. Pale Coneflower Seeds

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

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  23. 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

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  24. Garland Daisy Seeds

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

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  25. 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

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  26. Blue Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
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    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

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  27. Wild Golden Glow Seeds

    Also known as Cutleaf Coneflower, this cheerful wildflower grows to be about 7 feet tall and makes a grand statement in the late season garden. Golden petals surround a green cone, creating a beautiful statement that also attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.
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    Item #: RULAP

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  28. Lavender Hyssop Seeds

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

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  29. 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

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  30. Bee Balm Seeds

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