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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).

We have hundreds of different Mixtures and Species for you to choose from for the Northeast region. Learn More » Use our product filters to narrow your search!

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Seeds selected for CT, DE, MD, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV as well as Quebec and the Eastern Provinces.

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    Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning purple flowers. This butterfly magnet is extremely easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Purple Coneflower is native to North America and looks spectacular planted with Black Eyed Susan or other summer-blooming wildflowers. 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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    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. Learn More →
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    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. 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 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 medicinal (used for heart medicine), Foxglove is native to England; blooms in light shade up to 5 ft. Biennial. Learn More →
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    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial Learn More →
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    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial Learn More →
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    Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms. Perennial Learn More →
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    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial Learn More →
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    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. 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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"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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