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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. Sunflower Seeds Italian White

     
    5.0

    Italian White produces cream-colored to pale yellow flowers with dark brown centers on 4' tall plants. The 3" to 4" diameter blooms look fabulous in bouquets. Annual.


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    Item #: HAWG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. California Poppy Seeds Ivory Castle

    Ivory Castle boasts single, white blooms offset by creamy yellow centers. A gorgeous variation of the favorite California Poppy. Extremely easy to grow and beautiful paired with other California Poppies. Annual.
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    Item #: ECICG

    As Low As $18.95

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  3. Butterfly & Hummingbird Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    Bring beautiful wildlife into your garden or meadow with our Butterfly & Hummingbird Seed Mix. It contains 16 wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that will attract winged friends. This mixture is designed to provide stunning color 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 #: BHG

    As Low As $7.47

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  4. 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

    As Low As $19.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. 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

    As Low As $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. 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

    As Low As $14.95

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  7. Cosmos Seed Mix

     
    5.0
    A great mix for cosmos lovers! You get 5 different varieties for a true rainbow of bloom.
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    Item #: CBMXG

    As Low As $10.95

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  8. Tall Evening Primrose Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: OEHOG

    As Low As $24.95

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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