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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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"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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  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
    Starting at $4.95

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  6. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  7. Zinnia Seeds Luminosa

     
    4.0
    Sweet, pastel-pink blooms add charm to the summer garden and are a butterfly magnet. Cutting blooms actually promotes flowers to come up in their place, so this pink beauty is perfect for arrangements! Lovely on its own or paired with a white Zinnia variety. Annual.
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    Item #: ZELUG
    Starting at $13.95

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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. 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
    Starting at $17.95

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  10. Cosmos Seeds Pinkie

    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPKG
    Starting at $9.95

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  11. Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds

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

    Starting at $3.95

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Cosmos Seeds Daydream

     
    2.5
    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink, with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CBDDG
    Starting at $12.95

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  16. Joe Pye Weed Seeds

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

    Starting at $3.95

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  17. Soapwort Seeds

     
    2.0
    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides)
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    Item #: SAOP

    Starting at $3.95

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  18. Bush's Poppy Mallow Seeds

    Bright-magenta blooms make a bold statement in the summer garden or meadow, spreading quickly each year. This gorgeous wildflower is easy to grow, tolerating dry soil and full sun to partial shade. Perennial.
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    Item #: CABUP

    Starting at $3.95

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  19. 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
    Starting at $22.95

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  20. Spider Plant Seeds

     
    3.0
    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CHASG
    Starting at $14.95

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  21. Cosmos Seeds Radiance

     
    5.0
    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: CBRAG
    Starting at $9.95

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  22. 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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  23. California Poppy Seeds Carmine King

    Deep rose petals soften to a gentle cream color in the center, making this bi-color beauty a must-have in the late season meadow. Shorter in height, Carmine King is perfect for borders and even containers! Annual.
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    Item #: ECCKG
    Starting at $18.95

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  24. Farewell to Spring Seeds

     
    3.0
    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
    Starting at $9.95

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  25. Godetia Seeds

     
    5.0
    A wildflower so beautiful, it's a garden flower too. Native to the NW, but happy anywhere. Great color. Annual.
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    Item #: CLAG
    Starting at $10.95

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  29. Cosmos Seeds Sea Shells Mix

     
    4.5
    Create a unique splash of color in your meadow with Cosmos Seashells. Each petal is shaped like a seashell and will ignite the garden in just weeks after planting. The gorgeous, contrasting colors and unique shape are a true conversation starter and must-have for the wildflower gardener! Annual
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    Item #: CBSSG
    Starting at $16.95

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  30. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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