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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. Siberian Wallflower Seeds

     
    4.5
    Dazzling orange flowers can light up a meadow in late spring. Adaptable to most soils. Biennial.
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    Item #: CHAG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds

     
    3.5
    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: LOTG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. 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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. 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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. Candytuft Seeds

     
    2.5
    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial.
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    Item #: IBUG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Cosmos Seeds Gloria

    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual.
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    Item #: CBGLG

    As Low As $9.95

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  7. California Poppy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Lights up whole hills on the Pacific, but will do the same anywhere. No meadow can be without it. Annual.
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    Item #: ESCG

    As Low As $9.95

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  8. Chicory Seeds

     
    4.0
    Bluest blue, brilliant in the mid-season sun. On a roadside or in your meadow, a beautiful "weed." Perennial.
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    Item #: CICG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  9. Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix

     
    4.5
    Famous "Lilliput Mix" is one of the most popular Zinnias of all. 18 to 24" plants with clear-colored flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: ZELMG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  10. Baby Snapdragon Seeds

     
    4.0
    This annual favorite creates a jewel-toned carpet in a rainbow of shimmering blooms. Beautiful on their own, or combine with other annuals and perennials to create your own customized blend. Annual.
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    Item #: LING

    As Low As $9.95

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  11. Purple Prairie Clover Seeds

    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

    As Low As $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. 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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  13. Lemon Mint Seeds

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

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  14. 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

    As Low As $3.95

    Per Packet

  15. 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

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  16. California Bluebell Seeds

     
    3.5
    This little beauty is a desert native, but opens its inky blue flowers in any region. For front of meadows. Early. Annual.
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    Item #: PHCG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  17. 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

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth

     
    4.0
    Organic Russian Mammoth A beautiful giant, growing as tall as 14 ft with colossal flowers over a foot across. Annual
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    Item #: HRMG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. Lupine Seed Mix

     
    1.0
    A great mix for lupine lovers! You get 5 different lupine species in yellow, blue, and a rainbow of other colors.
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    Item #: LUMXG

    As Low As $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  21. African Daisy Seeds

     
    5.0
    Great color for the front of the meadow in mid-summer, only 1 ft. tall. Favors dry, gritty soils, like its homeland. Annual.
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    Item #: DIMG

    As Low As $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  22. Spider Plant Seeds

     
    3.5
    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CHASG

    As Low As $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  23. Chinese Houses Seeds

     
    4.0
    Exquisite flowers like little pagodas gave this wildflower its name. Native to the NW, but easy anywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: COLG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  24. Scarlet Sage Seeds

     
    4.5
    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial.
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    Item #: SACG

    As Low As $17.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  25. Cosmos Seeds Daydream

     
    2.5
    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink, with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CBDDG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  26. Rocket Larkspur Seeds

     
    4.0
    The wild delphinium that's so popular in the dried flower trade. Spikes of red, blue, pink, white, purple. Annual.
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    Item #: DELG

    As Low As $9.31

    Per 1/4 Pound

  27. Blue Sage Seeds

     
    1.0
    Vivid Blue Sage is perennial in warm zones, but an annual in cold areas. To 2 ft. Perennial.
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    Item #: SAFG

    As Low As $28.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  28. Cosmos Seeds Radiance

     
    5.0
    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: CBRAG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  29. Rose Mallow Seeds

     
    4.0
    Also called Tree Mallow in the west, this hibiscus-like flower blooms on round-leaved plants in late season. Annual.
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    Item #: LAVG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  30. Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Seeds

     
    2.5
    This is Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark, great for meadows. To 5 ft. for mid to late bloom. Annual.
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    Item #: CLSG

    As Low As $19.95

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