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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. Bottle Gentian Seeds

     
    4.0
    This unique plant produces striking, purple flowers that even in maturity look like large buds. Bottle Gentian prefers moist, rich soil and is great for planting near bodies of water. Perennial. (Gentiana andrewsii)
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    Item #: GEAP

    As Low As $3.95

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  2. Wild Ginger Seeds

    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

    As Low As $3.95

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  3. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  4. Swamp Milkweed Seeds

     
    3.0
    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 #: ASIP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  5. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  6. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  7. Soapwort Seeds

     
    2.0
    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides)
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    Item #: SAOP

    As Low As $3.95

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  8. Stiff Goldenrod Seeds

    Stiff Goldenrod’s tall, bright green foliage produces cheerful, yellow blooms that are butterfly-magnets. This native perennial is easy to grow and adaptable, illuminating the late season garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: SORIP

    As Low As $3.95

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  9. White Indigo Seeds

    Baptisia australis Alba is the pure white version of this wild blue flower of legend and lore. Native all over the east and midwest.
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    Item #: BAPP

    As Low As $3.95

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  10. Marsh Marigold Seeds

    This cheerful, unique flower thrives in extremely moist climates and is often found in swampy areas or along stream banks in the wild. An early bloomer, Marsh Marigolds are a great addition to the rain garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: CAPAP

    As Low As $3.95

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  11. Wild Petunia Seeds

    Lovely, lavender blooms are funnel-shaped and bring colorful elegance to the summer garden. Wild Petunias drop their seed and spread quickly, returning year after year. Perennial.
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    Item #: RUHUP

    As Low As $3.95

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  12. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  13. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  14. Deer Resistant Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    Tired of deer snacking on your precious flowers? Our Deer Resistant Wildflower Mix contains 17 wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that deer tend to stay away from. This mixture 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 #: DPG

    As Low As $10.95

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  15. 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

    As Low As $19.95

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  16. 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

    As Low As $8.95

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  17. 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

    As Low As $12.95

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  18. 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

    As Low As $12.95

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  19. 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

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  20. White Yarrow Seeds

     
    3.5
    This famous medicinal herb has more history than most any flower. It "takes over", so use carefully. Perennial.
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    Item #: ACHG

    As Low As $10.95

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