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Northeast Wildflower Seeds

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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. Organic Calendula Seeds

    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual.
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    Item #: CPBG
    Starting at $12.95
  2. Texas Bluebonnet Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the world's great wildflowers, Bluebonnet is not easy, even in Texas. Once happy, it's spectacular. Annual.
    Looking for Texas Bluebonnet seeds in packets?
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    Item #: LUTG
    Starting at $15.95
  3. Chinese Houses Seeds

     
    4.0
    Exquisite flowers like little pagodas gave this wildflower its name. Native to the NW, but easy anywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: COLG
    Starting at $10.95
  4. Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds

     
    4.0
    The annual of this famous flower, Chinese Forget-Me-Nots are a snap to grow. Little blue flowers. Annual.
    Looking for Forget Me Not seeds in packets?
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    Item #: CYNG
    Starting at $5.95
  5. Organic Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds Jewel Mix

    Organic Nasturtium "Jewel Mix" gives you flowers in red, yellow and orange. Edible, too. Annual.
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    Item #: TJMG
    Starting at $19.95
  6. Rocket Larkspur Seeds

     
    4.0
    The wild delphinium that's so popular in the dried flower trade. Spikes of red, blue, pink, white, purple. Annual.
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    Item #: DELG
    Starting at $10.95
  7. Grey Headed Coneflower Seeds

    This is the tall, droopy Black-Eyed Susan from the plains. Plants can be make major color in meadows. Perennial.
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    Item #: RAPG
    Starting at $25.95
  8. Cosmos Seeds Dazzler

     
    4.0
    A unique "new" cosmos in real red "Dazzler" sports blunt-tipped petals with bright yellow centers. Annual.
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    Item #: CBDZG
    Starting at $9.95
  9. 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
  10. Clasping Coneflower Seeds

    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual.
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    Item #: RUAG
    Starting at $10.95
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Nasturtium Seeds

     
    4.5
    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual.
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    Item #: TROG
    Starting at $6.95
  14. California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix

     
    3.5
    "Splendid Mix" of California Poppies gives you all the colors. Just as dependable as the pure orange. Annual.
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    Item #: ECSMG
    Starting at $12.95
  15. Evening Primrose Seeds

     
    4.5
    An elegant, tallish leafy plant with a plume of bright yellow flowers at the top. Easy to grow in almost any soil. Annual.
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    Item #: OELG
    Starting at $6.95
  16. 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
  17. Four O'Clock Seeds Pink

    The pink Four O'clocks are probably the top favorite. Flowers are clear pink and cover the neat bushy plants.
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    Item #: MJPKG
    Starting at $4.95
  18. Dry Area Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    Our Dry Area Mix is perfect for areas that are out of the way or regions that have water restrictions. It contains 25 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that are drought tolerant. This mix is designed to bloom all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials.
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    Item #: DMG
    Starting at $9.95
  19. Yellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial.
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    Item #: RCYG
    Starting at $14.95
  20. Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe

     
    4.5
    Sunflower "Grey Stripe" is the really big one--8-12 ft. tall; blooms up to 12" across. Birds love seed. Annual.
    Looking for Sunflower seeds in packets?
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    Item #: HGSG
    Starting at $5.95
  21. Lupine Seed Mix

     
    1.0
    A great mix for lupine lovers! You get 5 different lupine species in yellow, blue, and a rainbow of other colors.
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    Item #: LUMXG
    Starting at $11.95
  22. OxEye Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    The common daisy of "She loves me, she loves me not." Prohibited in some states, established in all. Perennial.
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    Item #: CHRG
    Starting at $10.95
  23. Mixed Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    4.5
    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual.
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    Item #: CCMG
    Starting at $5.95
  24. 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
  25. 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 $8.95
  26. Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds

     
    3.5
    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: LOTG
    Starting at $12.95
  27. 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
  28. 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 $10.95
  29. Candytuft Seeds

     
    3.0
    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial.
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    Item #: IBUG
    Starting at $8.95
  30. 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
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