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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. Stiff Goldenrod Seeds

    Stiff Goldenrod’s tall, bright green foliage produces cheerful, yellow blooms that are butterfly-magnets. This native perennial is easy to grow and adaptable, illuminating the late season garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: SORIP

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  2. 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
    Starting at $14.95

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  3. St. John's Wort Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: HYPP

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  4. Marsh Marigold Seeds

    This cheerful, unique flower thrives in extremely moist climates and is often found in swampy areas or along stream banks in the wild. An early bloomer, Marsh Marigolds are a great addition to the rain garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: CAPAP

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  5. Golden Alexanders Seeds

    This native wildflower is extremely easy to grow and delights in the early spring with clusters of cheerful yellow flowers on glossy foliage. Perennial.
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    Item #: ZIAUP

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  6. Evening Primrose Seeds

     
    4.5
    An elegant, tallish leafy plant with a plume of bright yellow flowers at the top. Easy to grow in almost any soil. Annual.
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    Item #: OELG
    Starting at $6.95

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  7. 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
    Starting at $25.95

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  8. Tall Evening Primrose Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: OEHOG
    Starting at $24.95

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  9. Wild Golden Glow Seeds

    Also known as Cutleaf Coneflower, this cheerful wildflower grows to be about 7 feet tall and makes a grand statement in the late season garden. Golden petals surround a green cone, creating a beautiful statement that also attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.
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    Item #: RULAP

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  10. Gloriosa Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Perennial form of our native Black-Eyed Susan with giant flowers in bicolors, doubles. Great color. Perennial.
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    Item #: RUGG
    Starting at $10.95

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  11. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms.
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    Item #: RUSP

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  12. Early Sunflower Seeds

    This yellow beauty looks similar to the true sunflower but blooms earlier and longer, making it a must-have in the summer garden or meadow. Gorgeous, tall blooms make great cut flowers! Perennial.
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    Item #: HEHEP

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  13. Missouri Primrose Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: OENG
    Starting at $4.95

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  14. Mexican Hat Seeds

    A famous All-American perennial with drooping red petals. From dry open prairies, needs loose soils. Perennial.
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    Item #: RARG
    Starting at $14.95

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  15. Johnny Jump Up Seeds

     
    4.5
    This is the much-loved wild violet form native to Europe. Once it is established, it spreads rapidly. Perennial.
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    Item #: VITG
    Starting at $29.95

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  16. Shrubby St. John's Wort Seeds

    This native species boasts unique, bright yellow blooms on mound-shaped, shrubby foliage. Growing up to 3 feet tall, this shrub is easy to grow and adapts to a variety of climates. Perennial.
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    Item #: HYPRP

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  17. 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

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  18. Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds

     
    3.5
    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: LOTG
    Starting at $12.95

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  19. Maximilian Sunflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    Maximilian is a perennial Sunflower, illuminating with golden-yellow blooms in summer to fall. Reaching heights of 3-8 feet, this Sunflower will become the true backbone of your perennial wildflower meadow or garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: HELG
    Starting at $19.95

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  20. Lance Leaf Coreopsis Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the major wild perennials for meadows, this grand species is native over most of No. America. Perennial.
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    Item #: CORG
    Starting at $11.95

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  21. Blanket Flower Seeds

     
    4.5
    One of the great glories of the plains and the west. It makes masses of color and blooms for months. Perennial.
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    Item #: GALG
    Starting at $13.95

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