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Northeast Wildflower Seeds

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  1. Starting at $8.95

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    A pollinator favorite, this classic, heirloom Sunflower will bring butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to and from the summer garden. With large, yellow petals and dark centers, Henry Wilde makes a stunning cut flower and looks gorgeous planted along fences or in the background of the garden. Growing to be about 5-6’ tall, make sure to give this beauty plenty of room! Learn More →
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    A unique take on the classic garden favorite, Moonshine Sunflower illuminates the summer garden with large, pale yellow blooms and black centers. Growing to be about 5-6’ feet, this variety is perfect for the back of the garden or planted alongside a fence for a dramatic look. Pollinators love this Sunflower and it makes for a fantastic cut summer flower – we recommend trying a simple look by placing a single stem in a mason jar. Learn More →
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    Want the cheerful, bright summer blooms of Sunflowers but don’t have the room? Yellow Pygmy is the perfect choice – classic, yellow petals are offset by dark centers, making this the perfect cut flower for bouquets. Growing to be only 18-22” tall, this variety can be planted in small space gardens, containers or even in the front of the garden. Like all Sunflowers, pollinators love this dwarf variety. Learn More →
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    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual. Learn More →
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    Rich golden yellow covers glossy-leaved plants. A lovely evening flower, opening around--yes, four o'clock. Learn More →
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    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color. Learn More →
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    This Marigold mixture adds fiery color to the summer garden with bold reds, oranges and yellows. Growing to be only 12-14” tall, this mixture is great for the border of meadows, a small space garden or containers. Marigold Sparky Mix is so easy to grow that it is the perfect choice for a child’s first garden. Also, try planting Marigolds in your veggie garden to help attract beneficial insects. 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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    Italian White produces cream-colored to pale yellow flowers with dark brown centers on 4' tall plants. The 3" to 4" diameter blooms look fabulous in bouquets. Annual. Learn More →
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    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms. Learn More →
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    Hypericum perforatum (commonly known as St. John's Wort) is a perennial herb that produces a bright yellow flower, which is often used with the leaves for medicinal purposes. Learn More →
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    This compact Nasturtium grows into a 8" to 12" tall mound, with flowers in shades of red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, and dark red. Use in beds and borders or as a sunny groundcover. Annual. Learn More →
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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 →
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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 →
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    Organic Nasturtium "Jewel Mix" gives you flowers in red, yellow and orange. Edible, too. Annual. Learn More →
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    Also known as Blanket Flower, this native wildflower adds bold, fiery color to the summer garden or meadow. Growing to be about 12-24” tall, this bold beauty is perfect for the front of a meadow or even for adding quick, easy color to a small space garden. Plant Blanket Flower in full sun and enjoy a burst of bright, red and yellow blooms in the summer garden. 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 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 →
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    An elegant, tallish leafy plant with a plume of bright yellow flowers at the top. Easy to grow in almost any soil. Annual. Learn More →
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    This native sunflower is the grandfather species of them all and is a true staple of any wildflower garden. Bright, cheerful flowers are only 3-4” across and this variety grows to be 24-72” tall. Wild Sunflowers are extremely easy to grow and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden all season long. This native beauty is also the state flower of Kansas! 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 cheery, gold daisy-like flowers of this easy wildflower are common all over our southwestern deserts. Annual. Learn More →
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    This famous wildflower is not really an aster, but has always been called "Prairie Aster" or "Tahoka Daisy." Annual. Learn More →
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    A famous All-American perennial with drooping red petals. From dry open prairies, needs loose soils. Perennial. Learn More →
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    The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This deer-resistant variety adds rich, gorgeous color to the summer and fall garden. A perennial form of the native Black-Eyed Susan, the giant, bi-color double flowers ignite the garden year after year and are extremely easy to grow. Native Gloriosa Daisies grow to be 12-36” tall and tolerate partial shade. The unique blooms make for gorgeous summer bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    A west coast native that's happy anywhere. With all the blue wild lupines, this is the yellow stand-out. Annual. Learn More →
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    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual. Learn More →
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    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
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    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
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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 →
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    Calendula not only provides knockout blooms in the garden, but also can be used to garnish salads and other culinary creations. Growing to be only 24” tall, we love planting Calendula in the front of the meadow or in a small cutting garden near the house, ready to be snipped and added to our favorite meals. Bright yellow and orange flowers ignite the late season garden and are easy to grow. 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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    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
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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 →
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    This wild violet is loved in gardens all over the world and once established, can spread rapidly. The iconic blooms are a cheerful purple and yellow with a white ‘face,’ resembling the pansy. Growing to be only 4-12” tall, this is a staple at the edge of the meadow or underneath trees. If planted in partial shade, Johnny Jump Ups can bloom all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This is the tall, droopy Black-Eyed Susan from the plains. Plants can be make major color in meadows. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Ignite your garden or meadow all season long with Rudbeckia Marmalade. This low-growing variety delights with large, daisy-like flowers that are orange/yellow. Deer resistant and sun loving, plant this annual in almost any spot. Learn More →
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    This long-blooming annual is native to the United States and attracts pollinators to the garden. Small, bright-yellow blooms grow to be only about 12” tall and Dwarf Helenium requires no dead-heading for prolonged blooms. Learn More →
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    Golden, daisy-like blooms illuminate the early summer garden and unlike other Gazania, Colorado Gold is cold hardy. This perennial prefers well-draining soil and is drought tolerant once established. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    Native to Missouri, this easy-to-grow, drought tolerant variety grows to be only 6-12” tall. Large, cheerful yellow blooms can reach 5” across and are slightly fragrant, blooming in the late spring to summer. This showy variety is perfect for almost any garden or meadow and even tolerates light shade. Missouri Primrose also self-seeds, coming back year after year. Learn More →
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    Love Sunflowers but don’t have the room? This dwarf variety is the perfect choice! Growing to be about 18-25”, Dwarf Yellow Spray is great for border gardens. Before the flowers open, the green buds can be sautéed in a pan with butter and eaten – They taste like artichokes! The flowers also make for spectacular summer bouquets. Learn More →
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    Lemon Queen is a unique Sunflower variety that has pointed petals and chocolate-brown centers, making for fabulous summer bouquets. Try planting this easy-to-grow variety every several weeks for blooms all summer long. Growing to be about 6’ tall, this variety is great for the back border of any garden or meadow. Learn More →
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    Similar to the taller variety, Dwarf California Poppies illuminate the garden or meadow with golden-yellow blooms. This easy-to-grow Wildflower is native to California, thriving in full sun and almost any well-draining soil. Although it is an annual, this variety may re-seed each year. Learn More →
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    Add bold, easy-to-grow color to your summer meadow or garden with our Zinnia Mardi Gras Mix. Blooming in rich purple, gold, and white, this Zinnia mixture is sure to liven up any property. Learn More →
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    An earlier-blooming Cosmos variety, Polidor ignites the summer garden with a striking mixture of orange, yellow and red blooms. Perfect for any meadow or garden, you will enjoy these semi-double blooms through the fall. Learn More →
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    Large, showy flowers illuminate in the summer months and reach heights up to 60”. This golden-yellow beauty is easy to grow and fragrant, attracting winged wildlife to the garden or meadow. Biennial. Learn More →
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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 →
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    Maximilian gives you the iconic color of Sunflowers but is a perennial, blooming year after year. This variety illuminates the garden with golden-yellow blooms all the way from summer into fall. Reaching heights of 3-8’, this Sunflower will quickly become the true backbone of your perennial wildflower meadow or garden. Like all Sunflowers, Maximilian is easy to grow and attracts pollinators all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. 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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