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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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"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.


The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."


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  1. Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    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.
    Looking for Cosmos seeds in packets?
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    Item #: COSG
    Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Cosmos Seeds Purity

     
    4.0
    The pristine white cosmos, "Purity" makes a heavenly cloud-like background in the garden. 3-5 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPUG
    Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Cosmos Seeds Sea Shells Mix

     
    4.5
    Create a unique splash of color in your meadow with Cosmos Seashells. Each petal is shaped like a seashell and will ignite the garden in just weeks after planting. The gorgeous, contrasting colors and unique shape are a true conversation starter and must-have for the wildflower gardener! Annual
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    Item #: CBSSG
    Starting at $16.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. Rose Mallow Seeds

     
    4.0
    Also called Tree Mallow in the west, this hibiscus-like flower blooms on round-leaved plants in late season. Annual.
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    Item #: LAVG
    Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. Cosmos Seeds Candystripe

     
    3.0
    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual.
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    Item #: CBCSG
    Starting at $18.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. White Coneflower Seeds

    This striking coneflower produces pure, white blooms with contrasting orange/brown centers. A great cut flower. Perennial. (Echinacea purpurea alba)
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    Item #: EPAP

    Starting at $3.95

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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

    Starting at $3.95

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  8. Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix

     
    5.0
    Some people just don't want their cosmos growing up to 6 ft, so this mix has all the colors, 2-4' tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CSDG
    Starting at $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  9. China Aster Seeds Single Mix

     
    3.0
    These fast-growing plants produce large, fireworks-like blooms in shades of pink, purple, red, magenta and white that are ideal in arrangements. Annual.
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    Item #: CCHG
    Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  10. 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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  11. Lemon Mint Seeds

    One of the scented wild mints that flowers with lavender-pink flowers. Butterfly favorite. Annual.
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    Item #: MONG
    Starting at $10.95

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  12. Cosmos Seeds Daydream

     
    2.5
    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink, with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CBDDG
    Starting at $12.95

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  13. 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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  14. Whorled Milkweed Seeds

    Native to the Midwest, Whorled Milkweed grows almost anywhere and is a pollinator magnet, providing nectar to all bee varieties, hummingbirds, butterflies and much more. This perennial wildflower blooms a brilliant shade of white, almost light green, in the summer months. Extremely easy to grow, we recommend thinning plants at the end of each season to prevent aggressive spreading.
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    Item #: AAS4JPK

    Starting at $4.95

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  15. Cosmos Seeds Picotee

    "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: COPG
    Starting at $17.95

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  16. Blue Columbine Seeds

    Lacy foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the intricate, delicate blue and white spurred blooms with long spurs. Perennial.
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    Item #: AQUG
    Starting at $65.95

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  17. Turtlehead Seeds

    Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green foliage. This native plant plays a vital role in nature – It acts as a host plant for several butterfly variety’s larvae and its nectar attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.
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    Item #: CHGLP

    Starting at $3.95

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  18. 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
    Starting at $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

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