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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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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Shasta Daisy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Wild Shasta is the perfect substitute if Common Daisy is prohibited in your state. Big white blooms. Perennial.
    Looking for Daisy seeds in packets?
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    Item #: CHMG
    Starting at $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. 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
    Starting at $9.95

    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

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  7. Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty

     
    4.0
    Our visitors demanded these--hybrids in a range of colors. Great for meadow color late in the season. Annual.
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    Item #: HABG
    Starting at $8.95

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  8. Sweet William Seeds

     
    4.5
    Dianthus barbatus has endlessly multicolored blooms. Since it's biennial, flowering is best in 2nd year. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIAG
    Starting at $12.95

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  9. 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

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  10. Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe

     
    4.5
    Sunflower "Grey Stripe" is the really big one--8-12 ft. tall; blooms up to 12" across. Birds love seed. Annual.
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    Item #: HGSG
    Starting at $5.95

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  11. Common Milkweed Seeds

     
    2.0
    This gorgeous plant produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love. Common Milkweed is one of the Monarch Butterflies’ favorite plants and will bring many winged friends to your garden or meadow. Milkweed can be a challenge to grow but once established it will thrive for years to come and spread quickly. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASSG
    Starting at $3.95

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  12. Swamp Milkweed Seeds

     
    3.5
    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 #: ASIG
    Starting at $3.95

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  13. Morning Glory Seeds Grandpa Ott

     
    5.0
    Grandpa Ott produces striking deep purple, funnel-shaped flowers with magenta stars in the throats. Provide a sturdy trellis, pergola or other support for the vigorous vines. Annual
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    Item #: IPOG
    Starting at $8.95

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  14. Baby Blue Eyes Seeds

     
    3.5
    A much-loved, quick-bloom, very short western wildflower that grows beautifully everywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: NMZG
    Starting at $10.95

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  15. Maximilian Sunflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    Maximilian is a perennial Sunflower, illuminating with golden-yellow blooms in summer to fall. Reaching heights of 3-8 feet, this Sunflower will become the true backbone of your perennial wildflower meadow or garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: HELG
    Starting at $19.95

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  16. 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

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  17. Zinnia Seeds Cherry Queen

     
    5.0
    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
    Starting at $14.95

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  18. Clasping Coneflower Seeds

    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual.
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    Item #: RUAG
    Starting at $10.95 SALE: $8.33

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  19. Shrubby St. John's Wort Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: HYPRP

    Starting at $3.95

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  20. Morning Glory Seeds

     
    4.5
    This is the big blue hybrid. Not really wild, but we have many requests for this seed. Great for fences. Annual.
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    Item #: IPPG
    Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  21. Organic Dwarf Sunflower Seeds Yellow Spray

    Love Sunflowers but don’t have the room? This dwarf variety is the perfect choice! Growing to be about 18-25”, Dwarf Yellow Spray is great for border gardens. Before the flowers open, the green buds can be sautéed in a pan with butter and eaten – They taste like artichokes! The flowers also make for spectacular summer bouquets.
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    Item #: AAS7JXX
    Starting at $4.95

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  22. Wild Sunflower Seeds

     
    5.0
    The original wild species, State Flower of Kansas. Only 3 ft tall with blooms that resemble big Black-Eyed Susans. Annual.
    Looking for Sunflower seeds in packets?
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    Item #: HEAG
    Starting at $9.95

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  23. Organic Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    5.0
    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual.
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    Item #: CCPG
    Starting at $12.95

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  24. Farewell to Spring Seeds

     
    3.0
    Imagine pink powder puffs up and down bright red stems 2 ft. tall. That's beautiful "Farewell to Spring." Annual.
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    Item #: CLUG
    Starting at $9.95

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  25. 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
    Starting at $30.95

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  26. Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds Jewel Mix

     
    4.0
    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual.
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    Item #: TNJMG
    Starting at $7.95

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  27. Lemon Mint Seeds

    One of the scented wild mints that flowers with lavender-pink flowers. Butterfly favorite. Annual.
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    Item #: MONG
    Starting at $10.95

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  28. Blue Eyed Grass Seeds

     
    4.0
    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)
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    Item #: SISP

    Starting at $4.95

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  29. 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

  30. 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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