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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. 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

    As Low As $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Zinnia Seeds Luminosa

    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

    As Low As $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Lemon

    Dwarf Lemon is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with sunny, lemon-yellow flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CSLG

    As Low As $15.95

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  4. Zinnia Seeds Cherry Queen

    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

    As Low As $14.95

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  5. Cosmos Seed Mix

     
    5.0
    A great mix for cosmos lovers! You get 5 different varieties for a true rainbow of bloom.
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    Item #: CBMXG

    As Low As $10.95

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  6. Cosmos Seeds Sea Shells Mix

     
    4.0
    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

    As Low As $14.41

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  7. Black Eyed Susan Vine Seeds

     
    1.0
    Black-Eyed Susan Vine, also known as Clock Vine, is a unique, quick-growing annual that delights with large, bright yellow blooms on tall, vining foliage. Perfect for trellises and fences! Annual.
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    Item #: THALG

    As Low As $3.95

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  8. Calendula Seeds

     
    5.0
    Famous calendula grows to only 2 ft with orange to yellow blooms in mid-season. For the front of a meadow. Annual.
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    Item #: CALG

    As Low As $5.95

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  9. Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds Tom Thumb Mix

     
    4.5

    This compact Nasturtium grows into a 8" to 12" tall mound, with flowers in shades of red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, and dark red. Use in beds and borders or as a sunny groundcover. Annual.


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    Item #: TRNG

    As Low As $8.95

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  10. 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

    As Low As $14.95

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  11. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Gold

     
    5.0

    Dwarf Gold is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with brilliant yellow-orange flowers. Annual.


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    Item #: CSGG

    As Low As $12.95

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  12. Zinnia Seeds Canary Bird

    Zinnia Canary Bird’s name says it all – Large, brilliantly-yellow blooms that are extremely easy to grow and long-lasting. A bright, bold statement in the meadow or garden. Annual.
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    Item #: ZECBG

    As Low As $12.95

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  13. 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

    As Low As $9.95

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  14. 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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  15. 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.
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    Item #: GYPG

    As Low As $5.95

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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