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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. Moss Verbena Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the biggest colormakers in our southwestern deserts. Carpets whole slopes, likes dry soil. Annual.
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    Item #: VERG

    As Low As $22.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix

     
    3.5
    "Splendid Mix" of California Poppies gives you all the colors. Just as dependable as the pure orange. Annual.
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    Item #: ECSMG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Foxglove Seeds

     
    3.0
    A famous medicinal (used for heart medicine), Foxglove is native to England; blooms in light shade up to 5 ft. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIGG

    As Low As $20.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. Golden Lupine Seeds

     
    3.0
    A west coast native that's happy anywhere. With all the blue wild lupines, this is the yellow stand-out. Annual.
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    Item #: LUDG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. Four O'Clock Seeds Pink

    The pink Four O'clocks are probably the top favorite. Flowers are clear pink and cover the neat bushy plants.
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    Item #: MJPKG

    As Low As $4.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Mixed Red Poppy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Reds, pinks, whites & doubles. All are technically "Red Poppy", but this mix is often called "Shirley" Poppies. Annual.
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    Item #: PRMG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  7. Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix

     
    5.0
    Some people just don't want their cosmos growing up to 6 ft, so this mix has all the colors, 2-4' tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CSDG

    As Low As $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  8. Four O'Clock Seed Mix

     
    5.0
    This mix gives you all the bright Four O'Clock colors. Glossy-leaved plants, 12 to 36." Roots can be lifted in fall.
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    Item #: MJMXG

    As Low As $4.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  9. Low Grow Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    A mostly annual mixture that blooms quickly and stays below knee high. Great for containers, edging & fronting other plants.
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    Item #: LGG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  10. None so Pretty or Catchfly Seeds

     
    3.5
    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual.
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    Item #: SIAG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  11. Organic Sunflower Seeds Taiyo

    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: HETG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. Cosmos Seeds Picotee

    "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: COPG

    As Low As $17.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  13. Farewell to Spring Seeds

     
    1.0
    Imagine pink powder puffs up and down bright red stems 2 ft. tall. That's beautiful "Farewell to Spring." Annual.
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    Item #: CLUG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  14. Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds

     
    3.5
    The annual of this famous flower, Chinese Forget-Me-Nots are a snap to grow. Little blue flowers. Annual.
    Looking for Forget Me Not seeds in packets?
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    Item #: CYNG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  15. Cosmos Seeds Candystripe

     
    3.0
    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual.
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    Item #: CBCSG

    As Low As $18.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  16. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    The is the "Other" Cosmos. With stunning orange to yellow flowers, a great source of color in any region. Annual.
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    Item #: CSSG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  17. Grey Headed Coneflower Seeds

    This is the tall, droopy Black-Eyed Susan from the plains. Plants can be make major color in meadows. Perennial.
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    Item #: RAPG

    As Low As $25.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Cosmos Seeds Purity

     
    4.0
    The pristine white cosmos, "Purity" makes a heavenly cloud-like background in the garden. 3-5 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPUG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. Indian Blanket Seeds

     
    5.0
    Creates whole sheets of flaming red in the plains and desert states. A great native wildflower in any region. Annual.
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    Item #: GAPG

    As Low As $7.56

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. Clasping Coneflower Seeds

    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual.
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    Item #: RUAG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  21. Painted Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Painted Daisy, also known as Tricolor Daisy, is a stunning wild variety that has recently been naturalized in the US. The bright mix of colors will put on a show in any sunny part of the garden, just a few weeks after planting. (Chrysanthemum carinatum)
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    Item #: CCPDG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  22. Blue Flax Seeds

     
    4.0
    Named for Lewis of Lewis & Clark, it's one of our loveliest and easiest to grow natives. Powder blue blooms. Perennial.
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    Item #: LPLG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  23. Nasturtium Seeds

     
    4.5
    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual.
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    Item #: TROG

    As Low As $6.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  24. Marigold Seeds Sparky Mix

     
    4.5
    Sparky Mix Reds, oranges and yellow are all in this short marigold mix. great for color. 12 to 14" tall. Annual.
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    Item #: TPSMG

    As Low As $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  25. Baby Blue Eyes Seeds

     
    3.5
    A much-loved, quick-bloom, very short western wildflower that grows beautifully everywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: NMZG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  26. Hollyhock Seeds

     
    3.0
    Hollyhock is not technically a wildflower, but so many want it for meadows, here it is. Mixed colors. Biennial.
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    Item #: ALCG

    As Low As $18.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  27. Four O'Clock Seeds Yellow

    Rich golden yellow covers glossy-leaved plants. A lovely evening flower, opening around--yes, four o'clock.
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    Item #: MJYEG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  28. Wildlife Habitat Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    A special mixture that is half wildflowers, half grains & grasses favored by small wildlife. To create a flowering habitat area.
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    Item #: WHG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/2 Pound

  29. Yellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial.
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    Item #: RCYG

    As Low As $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  30. Tulip Topper Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    Special Mix for Bulb Plantings Rainbow of annual flowers for quick bloom. Plant spring or fall over fall bulbs for bloom all summer and fall.
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    Item #: TTG

    As Low As $3.16

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