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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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  1. Starting at $10.95

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    This unique Sunflower has an extremely soft texture and is truly a fun statement in the garden. A shorter variety, Dwarf Sungold is perfect for the border of the garden and makes fabulous cut flowers. So easy to grow, this seed is perfect for a child’s first garden! Annual. Learn More →
  2. Starting at $3.95

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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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    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 →
  4. Starting at $21.95

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    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial. Learn More →
  5. Starting at $9.95

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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 →
  6. Starting at $10.95

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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 →
  7. Starting at $5.95

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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 →
  8. Starting at $13.95

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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 →
  9. Starting at $12.95

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    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $7.95

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    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets? Learn More →
  11. Starting at $17.95

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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 →
  12. Starting at $19.95

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    This species can turn the plains purple to the horizon. Great for dry areas. To 3 ft, mid-summer bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
  13. Starting at $8.95

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    This is the big blue hybrid. Not really wild, but we have many requests for this seed. Great for fences. Annual. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $15.95

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    Love cosmos but looking for a shorter variety? Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix is the perfect choice, growing to be just 2-4’ tall. Plant this colorful mixture in the front of the garden or meadow, or add to large containers in your small space or patio garden. Like all cosmos, this mixture is extremely easy to grow, attracts pollinators and blooms from summer until frost, offering up an abundance of flowers to cut and bring indoors. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  15. Starting at $21.95

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    One of the big highlights of Texas wildflowers. Short (About 1 ft.) lipstick red phlox that grow anywhere. Annual. Learn More →
  16. Starting at $8.95

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    The perfect addition to any sunny meadow or garden, Sulphur Cosmos light up the mid-season garden, blooming a stunning orange and yellow all the way into the fall. Sulphur Cosmos are extremely easy to grow in any region and attract a variety of hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. The bright blooms also make for gorgeous cut bouquets! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  17. Starting at $9.95

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    Also called Tree Mallow in the west, this hibiscus-like flower blooms on round-leaved plants in late season. Annual. Learn More →
  18. Starting at $24.95

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    This purple-spiked native of the prairie is so loved it's a florist favorite. Loves dry gritty soil, full sun. Perennial. Learn More →
  19. Starting at $12.95

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    Dwarf Gold is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with brilliant yellow-orange flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  20. Starting at $15.95

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    Dwarf Lemon is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with sunny, lemon-yellow flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  21. Starting at $8.95

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    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 Learn More →
  22. Starting at $7.95

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    This Morning Glory produces royal purple, funnel-shaped flowers with white stars in the throats. Provide a sturdy trellis, pergola or other support for the vigorous vines. Annual. Learn More →
  23. Starting at $9.95

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    A unique "new" cosmos in real red "Dazzler" sports blunt-tipped petals with bright yellow centers. Annual. Learn More →
  24. Starting at $32.95

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    "Creeping Daisy" grows to only about 6 to 12", and forms a blooming mat. Annual. Learn More →
  25. Starting at $9.95

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    If you’re looking for show-stopping color, Painted Daisies is the variety for you! Also known as Tricolor Daisy, this stunning, wild variety has recently been naturalized in the U.S. Blooming just a few weeks after planting, the bright mixture of colors will put on a vivid show in any sunny spot. Make sure to plant extra for fabulous cut bouquets! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  26. Starting at $6.95

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    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color. Learn More →
  27. Starting at $30.95

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    Mexican Zinnia "Persian Carpet Mix" is a spectacular splash of bi-colors growing only 12 to 16" tall. Annual Learn More →
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    One of most popular Zinnia varieties, the Lilliput Mix grows to be only 18-24” tall and is famous for an abundance of pom-pom blooms in bright, vivid colors. Blooming from mid summer until frost, this mixture can be cut all season long for spectacular summer bouquets and is extremely easy to grow. Like all Zinnia, this variety is deer resistant and attracts pollinators. 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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    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  30. Starting at $9.95

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    The pristine white cosmos, "Purity" makes a heavenly cloud-like background in the garden. 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  31. Starting at $12.95

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    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual. Learn More →
  32. Starting at $9.95

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    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual. Learn More →
  33. Starting at $9.95

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    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $18.95

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    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $12.95

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    A unique variety for any Zinnia lover, Illumination not only adds elegant pink blooms to the garden or meadow, but also makes for fabulous summer bouquets. Large, double blooms reach to be 4” across and are pollinator magnets, creating a parade of butterflies and hummingbirds to and from the garden all season long. This annual beauty prefers as much sun as possible and requires little watering once seedlings are a few inches high. Learn More →
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    This native beauty boasts pale yellow blooms with purple spots. Also known as Spotted Bee Balm and Horsemint, this Monarda has a lovely thyme scent and has been used in teas and for other medicinal purposes. Spotted Bee Balm is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, sandy conditions, requiring little water and upkeep. Growing to be 40” tall, this Bee Balm attracts an abundance of pollinators to the summer garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $4.95

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    The ancestor of our best garden asters. Stiff stems, large flowers, super winter-hardy. Great for late bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial Learn More →
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    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. Perennial Learn More →
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    Aromatic Aster is one of the longest-blooming native asters, blooming up to two months in one season. The gorgeous, violet flowers add charm to any garden or meadow and delight the late season garden with prolific blooms. Growing to be about 1-3’ tall, this native perennial can be planted in a smaller perennial garden or in a prairie or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $3.95

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    Also called Jewel Weed, this magnificent orange wildflower gets its name from the seed pods that explode when touched. Annual. (Impatiens capensis) Learn More →
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    This easy-to-grow wildflower produces stunning, violet-blue blooms. The flowers will attract beautiful wildlife to your garden. Perennial. (Aster azureus) Learn More →
  43. Starting at $14.95

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    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial Learn More →
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    Agastache foeniculum is the famous native herb with distinct licorice taste and fragrance, plus lavender blooms. Learn More →
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    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms. Learn More →
  47. Starting at $3.95

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    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) Learn More →
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    A tall (to 7') aster for semi-shade, great in a woodland garden. Daisy like-white flowers top every stem. 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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"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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