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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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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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"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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  1. Purple Coneflower Seeds

     
    3.0
    Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning pink flowers. This butterfly-magnet is easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Perennial.
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    Item #: ECHG
    Starting at $12.95

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  2. Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    So easy to grow and so reliable, annual cosmos lights up in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. You’ll have plenty of blooms for cutting, too. A perfect addition to any custom blend. Annual.
    Looking for Cosmos seeds in packets?
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    Item #: COSG
    Starting at $9.95

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  3. Sweet William Seeds

     
    4.5
    Dianthus barbatus has endlessly multicolored blooms. Since it's biennial, flowering is best in 2nd year. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIAG
    Starting at $12.95

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  4. Common Milkweed Seeds

     
    2.0
    This gorgeous plant produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love. Common Milkweed is one of the Monarch Butterflies’ favorite plants and will bring many winged friends to your garden or meadow. Milkweed can be a challenge to grow but once established it will thrive for years to come and spread quickly. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASSG
    Starting at $3.95 SALE: $3.56

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  5. Swamp Milkweed Seeds

     
    3.5
    Swamp Milkweed is a red, showier variety of Common Milkweed. It is extremely elegant, producing willowy foliage and cherry-red blooms. It will also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or meadow. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASIG
    Starting at $3.95 SALE: $3.56

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  6. 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
    Starting at $8.95

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  7. Morning Glory Seeds Purple

     
    5.0
    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.
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    Item #: IPNG
    Starting at $7.95

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  8. Candytuft Seeds

     
    3.0
    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial.
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    Item #: IBUG
    Starting at $8.95

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  9. 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

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  10. 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
    Starting at $15.95

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  11. Fringed Pink Seeds

    Fringed Pink gets its name from cut petals that resemble fringes and the romantic pink/white color. The blooms create a unique statement in the meadow and are deeply fragrant. Annual.
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    Item #: DISG
    Starting at $15.95

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  12. 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
    Starting at $9.95

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  13. Zinnia Seeds Purple Prince

    Huge, Dahlia-like blooms bring long-lasting purple beauty to the garden, flowering all summer until frost. A taller variety, Purple Prince is perfect as a backdrop for other Zinnias or planted on its own for a wonderfully-purple statement in the summer months! Annual.
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    Item #: ZEPPG
    Starting at $14.95

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  14. 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

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  15. Ice Plant Seeds

    Looking for a unique addition to your garden or meadow this year? This annual Ice Plant mixture is the perfect choice! Vibrant colors of orange, pink, purple, red and yellow liven up the summer garden and this succulent is easy to grow, needing full sun and well-draining soil.
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    Item #: AAS1JPK

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  16. 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

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  17. 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

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  18. 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
    Starting at $20.95

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  19. 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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  20. Five Spot Seeds

     
    3.5
    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual.
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    Item #: NMMG
    Starting at $8.95

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  21. China Aster Seeds Single Mix

     
    3.0
    These fast-growing plants produce large, fireworks-like blooms in shades of pink, purple, red, magenta and white that are ideal in arrangements. Annual.
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    Item #: CCHG
    Starting at $9.95

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  22. 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
    Starting at $19.95

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  23. Shooting Star Seeds

     
    2.5
    This unique wildflower gets its name from the multitude of blooms that emerge on each plant, resembling shooting stars. This hardy wildflower can produce up to twelve delicate blossoms per plant, in shades of white to deep pink. Perennial. (Dodecatheon meadia)
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    Item #: DOMP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  24. 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
    Starting at $18.95

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  25. Pincushion Flower Seeds Imperial Mix

     
    3.0
    Bring elegance and drama to the garden or meadow with Pincushion Flower. Bright, double flowers bloom in shades of pink, red and white, making a truly magnificent statement in the late season garden. The large blooms make great cut flowers and are butterfly magnets. Annual.
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    Item #: SCATG
    Starting at $16.95

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  26. 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
    Starting at $4.95

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  27. Goat's Rue Seeds

    Also known Wild Sweetpea or Catgut, this unique wildflower’s bi-color blooms are a true show-stopper in the late spring garden or meadow. This native perennial is easy to grow and drought-tolerant. Perennial.
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    Item #: TEVIP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  28. 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

    SALE: $4.95 $3.96

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  29. 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

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  30. 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
    Starting at $9.95

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