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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. Perennial Lupine Seeds

     
    4.0
    A must for all meadows, a field of lupines creates an amazing spectacle in late spring and summer. We like to combine them with later-blooming flowers for an extended season of color. Perennial.
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    Item #: LUPG
    Starting at $11.95

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  2. Red Poppy Seeds

     
    3.5
    This is the famous Flanders Poppy, immortalized in poetry for the carpet of beauty it creates when in full bloom. Probably the world’s most popular wildflower, it belongs in every meadow. Annual
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    Item #: PRRG
    Starting at $14.95

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  3. Black Eyed Susan Seeds

     
    4.5
    These versatile, drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow plants light up the summer landscape, with sunny golden blooms. They combine well with other perennials and annuals, and make long-lasting cut flowers. Biennial.
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    Item #: RUHG
    Starting at $12.95

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  4. 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
    Starting at $9.95

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  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
    Starting at $13.95

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  6. California Poppy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Lights up whole hills on the Pacific, but will do the same anywhere. No meadow can be without it. Annual.
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    Item #: ESCG
    Starting at $9.95

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  7. 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
    Starting at $9.95

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  8. Plains Coreopsis Seeds

     
    4.5
    Probably the best native annual for color. Fantastic clusters of blooms. Long bloom season; reseeds. Annual.
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    Item #: COTG
    Starting at $8.95

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  9. Lance Leaf Coreopsis Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the major wild perennials for meadows, this grand species is native over most of No. America. Perennial.
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    Item #: CORG
    Starting at $11.95

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  10. 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
    Starting at $9.95

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  11. Swamp Milkweed Seeds

     
    3.5
    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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    Item #: ASIG
    Starting at $4.95

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  12. Zinnia Seeds Cherry Queen

     
    5.0
    Cherry Queen gets its name from bold, cherry red blooms that are a true knock-out in the meadow or garden. Gorgeous on its own and paired with other Zinnia varieties. Annual.
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    Item #: ZECQG
    Starting at $14.95

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  13. Zinnia Seeds Luminosa

     
    4.0
    Sweet, pastel-pink blooms add charm to the summer garden and are a butterfly magnet. Cutting blooms actually promotes flowers to come up in their place, so this pink beauty is perfect for arrangements! Lovely on its own or paired with a white Zinnia variety. Annual.
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    Item #: ZELUG
    Starting at $13.95

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  14. Mixed Red Poppy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Reds, pinks, whites & doubles. All are technically "Red Poppy", but this mix is often called "Shirley" Poppies. Annual.
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    Item #: PRMG
    Starting at $12.95

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  15. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  16. Golden Lupine Seeds

     
    3.0
    A west coast native that's happy anywhere. With all the blue wild lupines, this is the yellow stand-out. Annual.
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    Item #: LUDG
    Starting at $12.95

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  17. Purple Coneflower Seeds Tennessee

    Unlike other Coneflowers, this unique variety has upward-facing petals, giving the flower a cup-like shape. A native variety, Tennessee Purple Coneflower is easy to grow and thrives in almost any sunny spot.
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    Item #: AAS7IPK

    Starting at $3.95

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  18. California Poppy Seeds White Linen

    "White Linen" is the pristine white version of the California Poppy. A great variation on a favorite flower. Annual
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    Item #: ECWLG
    Starting at $19.95

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  19. Lavender Munstead Seeds

    Wonderfully fragrant, this popular lavender will bloom throughout the summer if deadheaded. Plant these seeds to attract beautiful wildlife to your garden! Perennial. (Lavandula angustifolia)
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    Item #: LAMP

    Starting at $3.95

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  20. California Poppy Seeds Red Chief

     
    1.0
    Red Chief is a striking, scarlet variation of the favorite California Poppy. The spectacular blooms create a bold statement in the meadow planted on its own or paired with other California Poppy varieties. Annual.
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    Item #: ECRCG
    Starting at $18.95

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  21. California Poppy Seeds Purple Gleam

    This unique California Poppy illuminates the late season meadow with stunning purple/pink blooms. A charming statement on its own or paired with the white California Poppy Ivory Castle. Annual.
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    Item #: ECPGG
    Starting at $18.95

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  22. Arroyo Lupine Seeds

     
    3.5
    This is the famous wild lupine that carpets whole hillsides along the Pacific coast; grows well in any region. Annual.
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    Item #: LUSG
    Starting at $9.95

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  23. Wild Ginger Seeds

     
    1.0
    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

    Starting at $3.95

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  24. 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
    Starting at $9.95

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  25. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  26. 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
    Starting at $30.95

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  27. Bells of Ireland Seeds

    An heirloom favorite popular in both fresh and dried bouquets, Bells of Ireland produces tall flower stems tightly packed with green, bell-shaped bracts. Annual.
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    Item #: MOLG
    Starting at $20.95

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  28. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  29. Zinnia Seeds Polar Bear

    Large, white blooms contrast with golden centers and gorgeous, bright green foliage. Zinnia Polar Bear creates an elegant statement in the meadow and can be planted on its own or paired with other Zinnia varieties such as Red Queen for a dramatic look. Annual.
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    Item #: ZEPBG
    Starting at $14.95

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  30. Zinnia Seeds Purple Prince

    Huge, Dahlia-like blooms bring long-lasting purple beauty to the garden, flowering all summer until frost. A taller variety, Purple Prince is perfect as a backdrop for other Zinnias or planted on its own for a wonderfully-purple statement in the summer months! Annual.
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    Item #: ZEPPG
    Starting at $14.95

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