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, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV as well as Quebec and the Eastern Provinces.

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  1. Starting at $14.95

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    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. Learn More →
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    Huge, Dahlia-like blooms bring long-lasting purple beauty to the garden, flowering all summer until frost. A taller variety, Purple Prince is perfect as a backdrop for other Zinnias or planted on its own for a wonderfully-purple statement in the summer months! Annual. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    Bring elegance and drama to the garden or meadow with Pincushion Flower. Bright, double flowers bloom in shades of pink, red and white, making a truly magnificent statement in the late season garden. The large blooms make great cut flowers and are butterfly magnets. Annual. Learn More →
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    Deep rose petals soften to a gentle cream color in the center, making this bi-color beauty a must-have in the late season meadow. Shorter in height, Carmine King is perfect for borders and even containers! Annual. Learn More →
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    This unique California Poppy illuminates the late season meadow with stunning purple/pink blooms. A charming statement on its own or paired with the white California Poppy Ivory Castle. Annual. Learn More →
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    The Moon Flower gets its name from large, pure white blooms that come out at night and close before mid day. The blooms are also sweetly fragrant. Annual. (Ipomea alba) Learn More →
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    Dazzling red blooms steal the show in the summer garden! Tall, vining foliage can reach up to 10” tall and these gorgeous flowers are perfect for fences, mailboxes, or lampposts. Annual. Learn More →
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    Large, showy flowers illuminate in the summer months and reach heights up to 60”. This golden-yellow beauty is easy to grow and fragrant, attracting winged wildlife to the garden or meadow. Biennial. Learn More →
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    Similar to the taller variety, Dwarf California Poppies illuminate the garden or meadow with golden-yellow blooms. This easy-to-grow Wildflower is native to California, thriving in full sun and almost any well-draining soil. Although it is an annual, this variety may re-seed each year. Learn More →
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    Lemon Queen is a unique Sunflower variety that has pointed petals and chocolate-brown centers, making for fabulous summer bouquets. Try planting this easy-to-grow variety every several weeks for blooms all summer long. Growing to be about 6’ tall, this variety is great for the back border of any garden or meadow. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    Native to Missouri, this easy-to-grow, drought tolerant variety grows to be only 6-12” tall. Large, cheerful yellow blooms can reach 5” across and are slightly fragrant, blooming in the late spring to summer. This showy variety is perfect for almost any garden or meadow and even tolerates light shade. Missouri Primrose also self-seeds, coming back year after year. Learn More →
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    Bright yellow blooms are streaked with mahogany, making this Marigold a gorgeous addition to any flower or vegetable garden. This easy-to-grow annual is perfect for a child’s first garden. Learn More →
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    Looking for a unique addition to your garden or meadow this year? This annual Ice Plant mixture is the perfect choice! Vibrant colors of orange, pink, purple, red and yellow liven up the summer garden and this succulent is easy to grow, needing full sun and well-draining soil. Learn More →
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    Golden, daisy-like blooms illuminate the early summer garden and unlike other Gazania, Colorado Gold is cold hardy. This perennial prefers well-draining soil and is drought tolerant once established. Learn More →
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    This long-blooming annual is native to the United States and attracts pollinators to the garden. Small, bright-yellow blooms grow to be only about 12” tall and Dwarf Helenium requires no dead-heading for prolonged blooms. Learn More →
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    Unlike other Coneflowers, this unique variety has upward-facing petals, giving the flower a cup-like shape. A native variety, Tennessee Purple Coneflower is easy to grow and thrives in almost any sunny spot. Learn More →
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    Ignite your garden or meadow all season long with Rudbeckia Marmalade. This low-growing variety delights with large, daisy-like flowers that are orange/yellow. Deer resistant and sun loving, plant this annual in almost any spot. Learn More →
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    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  21. Starting at $8.95

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    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual. Learn More →
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    This is the tall, droopy Black-Eyed Susan from the plains. Plants can be make major color in meadows. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This wild violet is loved in gardens all over the world and once established, can spread rapidly. The iconic blooms are a cheerful purple and yellow with a white ‘face,’ resembling the pansy. Growing to be only 4-12” tall, this is a staple at the edge of the meadow or underneath trees. If planted in partial shade, Johnny Jump Ups can bloom all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial. Learn More →
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    This quick-blooming, fragrant annual has been a staple of the meadow and garden for centuries. Although blooming mostly white, Sweet Alyssum will sometimes surprise with a touch of pink blooms. Growing to be 8-16” tall, this smaller beauty can be planted in the front of the garden or meadow or even in containers. Sweet Alyssum is deer resistant and tolerates partial shade. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual. Learn More →
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    Vivid Blue Sage is perennial in warm zones, but an annual in cold areas. To 2 ft. Perennial. Learn More →
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    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This member of the famous Gilia family is a western native but does well anywhere in sun with dry conditions. Annual Learn More →
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    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual. Learn More →
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    Crimson Clover’s strawberry-red blooms add fun color to any meadow. Growing to be 24-36” tall, we recommend planting this variety at the front of the garden or meadow. Not to be confused with the tough perennial red clovers that can take over a meadow, Crimson Clover is a non-invasive annual that can help enhance your soil and attract pollinators to the garden or meadow. Gorgeous on its own or paired with other wildflowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Not the florist favorite, but the single wild form. First bloom in mixtures: "White lace on your meadow." Annual.
    Looking for Baby's Breath seeds in packets? Learn More →
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    Calendula not only provides knockout blooms in the garden, but also can be used to garnish salads and other culinary creations. Growing to be only 24” tall, we love planting Calendula in the front of the meadow or in a small cutting garden near the house, ready to be snipped and added to our favorite meals. Bright yellow and orange flowers ignite the late season garden and are easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual. Learn More →
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    A wildflower so beautiful, it's a garden flower too. Native to the NW, but happy anywhere. Great color. Annual. Learn More →
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    Tiny blue flowers are an iconic addition to any garden. Although not a ‘true’ forget-me-not, this species has very similar flowers. This easy-to-grow annual blooms just weeks after planting and grows in almost any sunny spot. Chinese Forget Me Not attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden and makes for gorgeous cut flowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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    Great color for the front of the meadow in mid-summer, only 1 ft. tall. Favors dry, gritty soils, like its homeland. Annual. Learn More →
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    One of the biggest colormakers in our southwestern deserts. Carpets whole slopes, likes dry soil. Annual. Learn More →
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    Who doesn’t love true blue blooms? Chicory is famous for painting roadsides with its electric blue flowers, creating a spectacular summer show. This variety will grow in almost any sunny spot and delight with elegant blooms year after year. Chicory is also edible, adding gorgeous color to your favorite summer salads. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Velvet Queen." This one grows to 6' tall with large deep mahogany red flowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual. Learn More →
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    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
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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 →
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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 →

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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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