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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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"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.


The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."


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  1. Perennial Lupine Seeds

     
    4.0
    A must for all meadows, a field of lupines creates an amazing spectacle in late spring and summer. We like to combine them with later-blooming flowers for an extended season of color. Perennial.
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    Item #: LUPG
    Starting at $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Purple Coneflower Seeds

     
    3.0
    Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning pink flowers. This butterfly-magnet is easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Perennial.
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    Item #: ECHG
    Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Black Eyed Susan Seeds

     
    4.5
    These versatile, drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow plants light up the summer landscape, with sunny golden blooms. They combine well with other perennials and annuals, and make long-lasting cut flowers. Biennial.
    Looking for Black Eyed Susan seeds in packets?
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    Item #: RUHG
    Starting at $12.95 SALE: $9.85

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. 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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. 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
    Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Lance Leaf Coreopsis Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the major wild perennials for meadows, this grand species is native over most of No. America. Perennial.
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    Item #: CORG
    Starting at $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  7. 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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  8. Butterfly Weed Seeds

     
    3.5
    The famous orange milkweed species native from Canada to Florida. Needs fast-draining soil and full sun. Perennial
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    Item #: ASTG
    Starting at $3.95

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  9. Crimson Clover Seeds

     
    4.5
    This strawberry-red clover in the front of a meadow creates a tiny forest of red lollypops in full sun. Annual.
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    Item #: TRIG
    Starting at $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  10. Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix

     
    5.0
    Some people just don't want their cosmos growing up to 6 ft, so this mix has all the colors, 2-4' tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CSDG
    Starting at $15.95

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  11. Painted Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Painted Daisy, also known as Tricolor Daisy, is a stunning wild variety that has recently been naturalized in the US. The bright mix of colors will put on a show in any sunny part of the garden, just a few weeks after planting. (Chrysanthemum carinatum)
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    Item #: CCPDG
    Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. Four O'Clock Seeds Yellow

     
    4.0
    Rich golden yellow covers glossy-leaved plants. A lovely evening flower, opening around--yes, four o'clock.
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    Item #: MJYEG
    Starting at $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  13. 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
    Starting at $10.95

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  14. Ohio Spiderwort Seeds

    Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms. Perennial
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    Item #: TROP

    Starting at $3.95

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  15. White Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: CCWHG
    Starting at $7.95

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  16. Zinnia Seeds Luminosa

     
    4.0
    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
    Starting at $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  17. Purple Prairie Clover Seeds

     
    4.0
    This species can turn the plains purple to the horizon. Great for dry areas. To 3 ft, mid-summer bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: PETG
    Starting at $19.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Four O'Clock Seeds Red

     
    5.0
    The red Four O'Clocks are really red red. With deep green glossy leaves, they make a dramatic show in full sun.
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    Item #: MJRDG
    Starting at $5.95

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  19. Lavender Hyssop Seeds

     
    5.0
    Agastache foeniculum is the famous native herb with distinct licorice taste and fragrance, plus lavender blooms.
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    Item #: AGFP

    Starting at $3.95

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  20. China Aster Seeds Single Mix

     
    3.0
    These fast-growing plants produce large, fireworks-like blooms in shades of pink, purple, red, magenta and white that are ideal in arrangements. Annual.
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    Item #: CCHG
    Starting at $9.95

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  21. Mexican Hat Seeds

    A famous All-American perennial with drooping red petals. From dry open prairies, needs loose soils. Perennial.
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    Item #: RARG
    Starting at $14.95

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  22. 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
    Starting at $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  24. Oriental Poppy Seeds

     
    3.0
    The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, 4" flowers. Perennial.
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    Item #: POTG
    Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

  25. Russell Lupine Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    Russell Hybrid Lupines are the classics: Tall flower spikes in an endless variety of colors. Perennial.
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    Item #: LPRMG
    Starting at $9.95

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  26. Four O'Clock Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    This mix gives you all the bright Four O'Clock colors. Glossy-leaved plants, 12 to 36." Roots can be lifted in fall.
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    Item #: MJMXG
    Starting at $4.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  27. Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    4.5
    Here's how "Cornflower Blue" became a color. This favorite flower makes big color in meadows. Annual.
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    Item #: CCBG
    Starting at $6.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  28. St. John's Wort Seeds

    Hypericum perforatum The bright yellow flower of legend and lore, plus the new medicinal craze. Perennial
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    Item #: HYPP

    Starting at $3.95

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  29. Scarlet Flax Seeds

     
    4.0
    Deep red blooms with black edges for a dramatic look. This wild flax likes loose soil, blooms mid season. Annual.
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    Item #: LIRG
    Starting at $9.95

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  30. 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
    Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

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