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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. Bellflower Seeds

    Reaching heights of 3-6’, blue-violet blooms create a grand statement in the late summer garden or meadow. The perfect, dramatic backdrop in your shade garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: CAAMP

    As Low As $3.95

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  2. Big Leaf Aster Seeds

    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASMP

    As Low As $3.95

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  3. Rattlesnake Master Seeds

    A native prairie perennial, Rattlesnake Master is extremely adaptable and easy to grow, boasting bluish/green foliage and white blooms with unique seed pods that add texture after the blooms have finished. Perennial.
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    Item #: ERYUP

    As Low As $3.95

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  4. Common Milkweed Seeds

     
    1.5
    This gorgeous plant produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love – It is extremely easy to grow and spreads quickly. Common Milkweed is one of the Monarch Butterflies’ favorite plants and will bring many winged friends to your garden or meadow. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASSP

    As Low As $3.95

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  5. Wild Petunia Seeds

    Lovely, lavender blooms are funnel-shaped and bring colorful elegance to the summer garden. Wild Petunias drop their seed and spread quickly, returning year after year. Perennial.
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    Item #: RUHUP

    As Low As $3.95

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  6. Monkey Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial
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    Item #: MIRP

    As Low As $3.95

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  7. Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds

    Hairy Mountain Mint is a pollinator-magnet, attracting butterflies, bees and wasps to the meadow. This white-blooming beauty has the fresh, clean smell of mint and grows to be about 3’ tall. Perennial.
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    Item #: PYPIP

    As Low As $3.95

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  8. Swamp Milkweed Seeds

     
    3.0
    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 #: ASIP

    As Low As $3.95

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  9. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  10. 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

    As Low As $4.95

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  11. Lavender Munstead Seeds

    Wonderfully fragrant, this popular lavender will bloom throughout the summer if deadheaded. Plant these seeds to attract beautiful wildlife to your garden! Perennial. (Lavandula angustifolia)
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    Item #: LAMP

    As Low As $3.95

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  12. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  13. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  14. 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! Annual.
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    Item #: HEHEP

    As Low As $3.95

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  15. Canada Anemone Seeds

     
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    Anemone canadensis is a large-flowered wildling that spreads in moist spots. Perennial
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    Item #: ANCP

    As Low As $3.95

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  16. Turtlehead Seeds

    Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green foliage. This native plant plays a vital role in nature – It acts as a host plant for several butterfly variety’s larvae and its nectar attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.
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    Item #: CHGLP

    As Low As $3.95

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  17. Joe Pye Weed Seeds

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

    As Low As $3.95

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  18. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  19. Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds

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

    As Low As $3.95

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  20. White Indigo Seeds

    Baptisia australis Alba is the pure white version of this wild blue flower of legend and lore. Native all over the east and midwest.
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    Item #: BAPP

    As Low As $3.95

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  21. Bottle Gentian Seeds

     
    4.0
    This unique plant produces striking, purple flowers that even in maturity look like large buds. Bottle Gentian prefers moist, rich soil and is great for planting near bodies of water. Perennial. (Gentiana andrewsii)
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    Item #: GEAP

    As Low As $3.95

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  22. Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
    4.5
    America's most vivid wildflower' according to experts. Must have damp soil, sun or shade. Perennial
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    Item #: LOCP

    As Low As $3.95

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  23. White Coneflower Seeds

    This striking coneflower produces pure, white blooms with contrasting orange/brown centers. A great cut flower. Perennial. (Echinacea purpurea alba)
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    Item #: EPAP

    As Low As $3.95

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  24. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  25. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  26. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  27. Eastern Red Columbine Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of our most treasured wildflowers. Delicate foliage and strawberry red blooms. Hummingbird favorite. Perennial.
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    Item #: AQCP

    As Low As $3.95

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  28. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  29. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  30. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

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

    As Low As $3.95

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