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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. 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

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Creeping Daisy Seeds

    "Creeping Daisy" grows to only about 6 to 12", and forms a blooming mat. Annual.
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    Item #: CPCDG

    As Low As $32.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Low Grow Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    A mostly annual mixture that blooms quickly and stays below knee high. Great for containers, edging & fronting other plants.
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    Item #: LGG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. 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

    As Low As $6.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. 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

    As Low As $17.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Cosmos Seeds Gloria

    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual.
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    Item #: CBGLG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  7. Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix

     
    4.5
    Famous "Lilliput Mix" is one of the most popular Zinnias of all. 18 to 24" plants with clear-colored flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: ZELMG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  8. Zinnia Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    A great mix for Zinnia Lovers! You get four different types from the tall "Giants" to the dwarfs, all in the super hot colors zinnias are famous for.
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    Item #: ZEMXG

    As Low As $12.95

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  9. 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

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  10. Organic Calendula Seeds

    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual.
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    Item #: CPBG

    As Low As $12.95

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  11. 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

    As Low As $12.95

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  12. Cosmos Seeds Radiance

     
    5.0
    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: CBRAG

    As Low As $9.95

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  13. Marigold Seeds Sparky Mix

     
    4.5
    Sparky Mix Reds, oranges and yellow are all in this short marigold mix. great for color. 12 to 14" tall. Annual.
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    Item #: TPSMG

    As Low As $7.95

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  14. Cosmos Seeds

     
    5.0
    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

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  15. 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

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  16. 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

    As Low As $19.95

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  17. Cosmos Seeds Pinkie

    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPKG

    As Low As $9.95

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  18. 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

    As Low As $30.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. African Daisy Seeds

     
    5.0
    Great color for the front of the meadow in mid-summer, only 1 ft. tall. Favors dry, gritty soils, like its homeland. Annual.
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    Item #: DIMG

    As Low As $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix

     
    4.5
    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets?
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    Item #: TCJG

    As Low As $7.95

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