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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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  1. Sunflower Seeds Henry Wilde

    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!
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    Item #: AAS9RXX
    Starting at $8.95

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  2. Cosmos Seeds Sunset Yellow

    Elegant, light yellow petals surround a pure white center, making this variety a must-have in any summer garden or meadow. The gorgeous blooms make a grand statement planted with pink and white Cosmos varieties, or on its own. Pollinators love Sunset Yellow and will be coming to and from the garden from summer into the fall. The light-colored blooms also make for gorgeous summer bouquets.
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    Item #: AAS7RXX
    Starting at $19.95

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  3. Sunflower Seeds Moonshine

    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.
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    Item #: AAS2SXX
    Starting at $10.95

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  4. Sunflower Seeds Domino

    Add bright, cheerful color to your summer garden with Sunflower Domino. Growing to be about 4-5’, this easy-to-grow variety is perfect for meadows and the back border of a garden bed. Domino loves full sun and attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden all season long with its large seed heads and vibrant color. Be sure to plant extra for gorgeous summer bouquets!
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    Item #: AAS4SXX
    Starting at $8.95

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  5. Sunflower Seeds Yellow Pygmy

    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.
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    Item #: AAS1SXX
    Starting at $9.95

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  6. Black Eyed Susan Seeds

     
    4.5
    These versatile, drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow plants light up the summer landscape, with sunny golden blooms. They combine well with other perennials and annuals, and make long-lasting cut flowers. Biennial.
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    Item #: RUHG
    Starting at $12.95

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  7. 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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  8. Plains Coreopsis Seeds

     
    4.5
    Probably the best native annual for color. Fantastic clusters of blooms. Long bloom season; reseeds. Annual.
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    Item #: COTG
    Starting at $8.95

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  9. 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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  10. Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty

     
    4.0
    Our visitors demanded these--hybrids in a range of colors. Great for meadow color late in the season. Annual.
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    Item #: HABG
    Starting at $8.95

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  11. Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe

     
    4.5
    Sunflower "Grey Stripe" is the really big one--8-12 ft. tall; blooms up to 12" across. Birds love seed. Annual.
    Looking for Sunflower seeds in packets?
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    Item #: HGSG
    Starting at $5.95

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  12. 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
    Starting at $10.95

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  13. Gazania Seeds Colorado Gold

    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.
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    Item #: AAS9IPK

    SALE: $5.95 $4.76

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  14. Organic Calendula Seeds

    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual.
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    Item #: CPBG
    Starting at $12.95

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  15. Dwarf California Poppy Seeds Sunbeam

    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.
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    Item #: AAS2PXX
    Starting at $4.95

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  16. Four O'Clock Seeds Yellow

     
    4.0
    Rich golden yellow covers glossy-leaved plants. A lovely evening flower, opening around--yes, four o'clock.
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    Item #: MJYEG
    Starting at $5.95

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  17. Desert Marigold Seeds

    The cheery, gold daisy-like flowers of this easy wildflower are common all over our southwestern deserts. Annual.
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    Item #: BLMP

    Starting at $3.95

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  18. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Lemon

    Dwarf Lemon is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with sunny, lemon-yellow flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CSLG
    Starting at $15.95

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  19. Sunflower Seeds Dwarf Double Sungold

     
    5.0
    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.
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    Item #: HADSG
    Starting at $10.95

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  20. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  21. 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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  22. Black Eyed Susan Seeds Marmalade

    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.
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    Item #: AAS6PK

    Starting at $3.95

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  23. Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix

     
    5.0
    Like all Zinnias seeds, our Lava Lamp Mixture is deer resistant and quick-blooming, making it the perfect choice for your summer and fall garden. This fiery mixture blooms in bright shades or red, orange, and yellow, illuminating your property for months.
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    Item #: AAS8JXX
    Starting at $12.95

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  24. Garland Daisy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color.
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    Item #: CCGDG
    Starting at $6.95

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  25. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

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

    Starting at $3.95

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  26. Zinnia Seeds Canary Bird

    Zinnia Canary Bird’s name says it all – Large, brilliantly-yellow blooms that are extremely easy to grow and long-lasting. A bright, bold statement in the meadow or garden. Annual.
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    Item #: ZECBG
    Starting at $12.95

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  27. 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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  28. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  29. African Daisy Seeds

     
    3.0
    Great color for the front of the meadow in mid-summer, only 1 ft. tall. Favors dry, gritty soils, like its homeland. Annual.
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    Item #: DIMG
    Starting at $13.95

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  30. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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