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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

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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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  1. Starting at $21.95

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    One of the big highlights of Texas wildflowers. Short (About 1 ft.) lipstick red phlox that grow anywhere. Annual. Learn More →
  2. Starting at $9.95

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    This beauty adds dramatic flair to the mid-season garden with deep scarlet blooms edged in black. Scarlet Flax offers up its gorgeous blooms for an extended period, blooming from summer into fall. Tolerating dry soil and partial shade, Scarlet Flax will grow almost anywhere with loose soil and is sure to become one of your favorite varieties in the garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  3. Starting at $10.95

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    Rocket Larkspur, also known as wild Delphinium, is famous in the dried flower trade, but we prefer it growing in the garden! Gorgeous spikes of red, blue, pink, white and purple add unique color and texture to the summer garden or meadow and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Rocket Larkspur is extremely easy to grow and can be planted in almost any spot. And yes, be sure to plant extra for cut bouquets – of course! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  4. Starting at $9.95

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    Also known as Blanket Flower, this native wildflower adds bold, fiery color to the summer garden or meadow. Growing to be about 12-24” tall, this bold beauty is perfect for the front of a meadow or even for adding quick, easy color to a small space garden. Plant Blanket Flower in full sun and enjoy a burst of bright, red and yellow blooms in the summer garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  5. Starting at $24.95

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    This purple-spiked native of the prairie is so loved it's a florist favorite. Loves dry gritty soil, full sun. Perennial. Learn More →
  6. Starting at $10.95

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    Baby Snapdragons create a jewel-toned carpet of shimmering blooms in any sunny spot, large or small. Bright pink, red, yellow and purple bi-colored blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden and are extremely easy to grow. A favorite for cut bouquets, this quick-blooming annual is sure to become one of your favorites (if it isn’t already). All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  7. Starting at $7.95

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    This Morning Glory produces royal purple, funnel-shaped flowers with white stars in the throats. Provide a sturdy trellis, pergola or other support for the vigorous vines. Annual. Learn More →
  8. Starting at $8.95

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    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. Learn More →
  9. Starting at $7.95

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    This Marigold mixture adds fiery color to the summer garden with bold reds, oranges and yellows. Growing to be only 12-14” tall, this mixture is great for the border of meadows, a small space garden or containers. Marigold Sparky Mix is so easy to grow that it is the perfect choice for a child’s first garden. Also, try planting Marigolds in your veggie garden to help attract beneficial insects. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $3.95

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    This beauty is often called "Blue Cardinal Flower" since it is often planted with its famous red cousin. Easy. Perennial Learn More →
  11. Starting at $7.95

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    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual. Learn More →
  12. Starting at $4.95

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    Bright, colorful blooms create a statement in the spring and summer garden, blooming in all shades of pink, red, yellow and white. Growing to be about 12-36”, this Four O’Clock mixture is an annual but the roots can be lifted in the fall, stored during winter, and re-planted the next spring. This variety is easy to grow and prefers full sun. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  13. Starting at $9.95

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    A must-have for any sunflower lover, Red Sun’s vibrant, bronze/maroon petals are offset by dark centers, creating a unique statement in the summer garden. Blooming a little later in the summer and growing to be about 5-6’ tall, this Sunflower extends the bloom season with a splash of vibrant color. Red Sun is a fantastic cut flower, often lasting up to 10 days in a vase. Bonus: bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love this easy-to-pollinate variety! Learn More →
  14. Starting at $4.95

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    This rare wildflower lights up the summer garden with orange/red, show flowers. The bright blooms also attract hummingbirds and butterflies! Biennial. Learn More →
  15. Starting at $3.95

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    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) Learn More →
  16. Starting at $4.95

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    The ancestor of our best garden asters. Stiff stems, large flowers, super winter-hardy. Great for late bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
  17. Starting at $3.95

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    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial Learn More →
  18. Starting at $3.95

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    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. Perennial Learn More →
  19. Starting at $3.95

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    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. Learn More →
  20. Starting at $3.95

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    This elegant purple beauty is native to the U.S. and drought tolerant, thriving in dry areas including rocky ledges and meadows. Smooth Blue Aster prefers full sun and is a vital source of nectar and pollen for a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  21. Starting at $4.95

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    Aromatic Aster is one of the longest-blooming native asters, blooming up to two months in one season. The gorgeous, violet flowers add charm to any garden or meadow and delight the late season garden with prolific blooms. Growing to be about 1-3’ tall, this native perennial can be planted in a smaller perennial garden or in a prairie or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  22. Starting at $3.95

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    This native species boasts unique, bright yellow blooms on mound-shaped, shrubby foliage. Growing up to 3 feet tall, this shrub is easy to grow and adapts to a variety of climates. Perennial. Learn More →
  23. Starting at $3.95

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    Also called Jewel Weed, this magnificent orange wildflower gets its name from the seed pods that explode when touched. Annual. (Impatiens capensis) Learn More →
  24. Starting at $3.95

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    Wonderfully fragrant, this popular lavender will bloom throughout the summer if deadheaded. Plant these seeds to attract beautiful wildlife to your garden! Perennial. (Lavandula angustifolia) Learn More →
  25. Starting at $3.95

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    Agastache foeniculum is the famous native herb with distinct licorice taste and fragrance, plus lavender blooms. Learn More →
  26. Starting at $3.95

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    Physotegia virginiana is a taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient." Perennial Learn More →
  27. Starting at $3.95

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    Hypericum perforatum (commonly known as St. John's Wort) is a perennial herb that produces a bright yellow flower, which is often used with the leaves for medicinal purposes. Learn More →
  28. Starting at $4.95

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    With grass-like foliage and light blue, star-shaped flowers, Blue Eyed Grass will provide a lovely statement in any sunny or partially sunny area. Perennial. (Sisyrinchium) Learn More →
  29. Starting at $3.95

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    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial Learn More →
  30. Starting at $3.95

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    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial. Learn More →
  31. Starting at $12.95

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    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
  32. Starting at $14.95

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    The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial. Learn More →
  33. Starting at $13.95

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    This famous medicinal herb has more history than most any flower. It "takes over", so use carefully. Perennial. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $9.95

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    We don't sell the roadside weed. This species is close in appearance, but not invasive. Annual. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $7.95

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    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets? Learn More →
  36. Starting at $6.95

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    A favorite annual in meadows from Maine to California, Blue Cornflower adds true blue blooms to the summer garden or meadow. Also known as Bachelor Button, silver foliage offsets its blue blooms tremendously and attracts birds (especially American goldfinches) with its seed. Blue Cornflower is extremely easy to grow and is gorgeous planted on its own or paired with other colors of Cornflower. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $3.95

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    Black-Eyed Susan Vine, also known as Clock Vine, is a unique, quick-growing annual that delights with large, bright orange blooms on tall, vining foliage. Perfect for trellises and fences! Annual. Learn More →
  38. Starting at $10.95

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    Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual. Learn More →
  39. Starting at $17.95

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    Cosmos "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  40. Starting at $3.95

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    The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, 4" flowers. Perennial. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $19.95

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    This is Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark, great for meadows. To 5 ft. for mid to late bloom. Annual. Learn More →
  42. Starting at $12.95

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    A west coast native that's happy anywhere. With all the blue wild lupines, this is the yellow stand-out. Annual. Learn More →
  43. Starting at $7.95

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    This dwarf Cornflower variety illuminates the meadow or garden with full, pure white blooms. White Cornflower is quick blooming, easy to grow, and will provide a multitude of blooms that are charming both in the garden and cut for bouquets. Annual. Learn More →
  44. Starting at $8.95

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    Red Cornflower is a dwarf variety that adds drama to the meadow or garden with full, red blooms. Red Cornflower is easy to grow and quick blooming. Try pairing with White and Blue Cornflower for a spectacular burst of color in just weeks! Annual. Learn More →
  45. Starting at $12.95

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    Mexican Sunflower brings bright, orange color to the meadow with a multitude of blooms on gorgeous green foliage. Mexican Sunflower is a beautiful cut flower and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Annual. Learn More →
  46. Starting at $19.95

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    Maximilian gives you the iconic color of Sunflowers but is a perennial, blooming year after year. This variety illuminates the garden with golden-yellow blooms all the way from summer into fall. Reaching heights of 3-8’, this Sunflower will quickly become the true backbone of your perennial wildflower meadow or garden. Like all Sunflowers, Maximilian is easy to grow and attracts pollinators all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  47. Starting at $8.95

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    Love Lies Bleeding is a true conversation starter in the garden or meadow – The large, maroon seed pods dangle above striking green foliage. This flower is not only extremely easy to grow and drought-tolerant, but gorgeous in dried flower arrangements. Annual. Learn More →
  48. Starting at $15.95

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    Fringed Pink gets its name from cut petals that resemble fringes and the romantic pink/white color. The blooms create a unique statement in the meadow and are deeply fragrant. Annual. Learn More →

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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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