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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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  1. New England Aster Seeds

     
    4.5
    The ancestor of our best garden asters. Stiff stems, large flowers, super winter-hardy. Great for late bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: ANAP

    Starting at $4.95

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  2. Pale Coneflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    This is the "pale" cousin of famed Purple Coneflower, and often the echinacea used in medicinal preparations. Perennial.
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    Item #: ECPP

    Starting at $3.95

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  3. Blue Indigo Seeds

     
    1.0
    This is the rare, true blue indigo, endangered in some areas, common in others. Great for wild meadows. Perennial.
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    Item #: BAAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  4. Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
    4.5
    America's most vivid wildflower' according to experts. Must have damp soil, sun or shade. Perennial
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    Item #: LOCP

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  5. Desert Marigold Seeds

    The cheery, gold daisy-like flowers of this easy wildflower are common all over our southwestern deserts. Annual.
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    Item #: BLMP

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  6. Prairie Aster Seeds

    This famous wildflower is not really an aster, but has always been called "Prairie Aster" or "Tahoka Daisy." Annual.
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    Item #: ASTNP

    Starting at $3.95

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  7. Garland Daisy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color.
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    Item #: CCGDG
    Starting at $6.95
  8. Big Leaf Aster Seeds

    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASMP

    Starting at $3.95

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  9. Blue Flag Iris Seeds

    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial
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    Item #: IRVP

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  10. Blue Vervain Seeds

     
    1.0
    A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial.
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    Item #: VEHP

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  11. Canada Anemone Seeds

     
    1.0
    Anemone canadensis is a large-flowered wildling that spreads in moist spots. Perennial
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    Item #: ANCP

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  12. Blue Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    This beauty is often called "Blue Cardinal Flower" since it is often planted with its famous red cousin. Easy. Perennial
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    Item #: LOSP

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  13. Eastern Red Columbine Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of our most treasured wildflowers. Delicate foliage and strawberry red blooms. Hummingbird favorite. Perennial.
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    Item #: AQCP

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  14. Flat Top Aster Seeds

    A tall (to 7') aster for semi-shade, great in a woodland garden. Daisy like-white flowers top every stem. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASUP

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  15. Joe Pye Weed Seeds

    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. Perennial
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    Item #: EUFP

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  16. 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

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  17. Monkey Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial
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    Item #: MIRP

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  18. Obedient Plant Seeds

     
    4.0
    Physotegia virginiana is a taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient." Perennial
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    Item #: PHVP

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  19. 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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  20. Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds

    Desmondium canadense is great for shady, moist wild gardens. Lovely foliage and flowers. Perennial
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    Item #: DECP

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  21. 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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  22. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms.
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    Item #: RUSP

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  23. Turk's Cap Lily Seeds

     
    2.0
    Lilium superbum is our most spectacular and largest native lily, a treasure for wild gardens. Perennial
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    Item #: LSUP

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  24. White Indigo Seeds

    Baptisia australis Alba is the pure white version of this wild blue flower of legend and lore. Native all over the east and midwest.
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    Item #: BAPP

    Starting at $3.95

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  25. Bee Balm Seeds

     
    5.0
    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial
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    Item #: MOFP

    Starting at $3.95

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  26. Wild Geranium Seeds

     
    4.5
    G. maculatum is the much-loved true "wild geranium" of No. America. A must for wild gardens.
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    Item #: GEMP

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  27. Zig Zag Aster Seeds

    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial
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    Item #: APRP

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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. Bottle Gentian Seeds

     
    4.0
    This unique plant produces striking, purple flowers that even in maturity look like large buds. Bottle Gentian prefers moist, rich soil and is great for planting near bodies of water. Perennial. (Gentiana andrewsii)
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    Item #: GEAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  30. Queen of the Prairie Seeds

     
    2.0
    Queen of the Prairie produces plumy, light pink blooms and is a unique addition to any wildflower garden. Perennial. (Filipendula rubra)
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    Item #: FIRP

    Starting at $3.95

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