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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. Bee Balm Seeds

     
    5.0
    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial
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    Item #: MOFP

    As Low As $3.95

    Per Packet

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Soapwort Seeds

     
    2.0
    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides)
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    Item #: SAOP

    As Low As $3.95

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Shooting Star Seeds

     
    2.5
    This unique wildflower gets its name from the multitude of blooms that emerge on each plant, resembling shooting stars. This hardy wildflower can produce up to twelve delicate blossoms per plant, in shades of white to deep pink. Perennial. (Dodecatheon meadia)
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    Item #: DOMP

    As Low As $3.95

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  9. 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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  10. Queen of the Prairie Seeds

     
    2.0
    Queen of the Prairie produces plumy, light pink blooms and is a unique addition to any wildflower garden. Perennial. (Filipendula rubra)
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    Item #: FIRP

    As Low As $3.95

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  11. Spider Plant Seeds

     
    3.0
    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CHASG

    As Low As $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. Cosmos Seeds Radiance

     
    5.0
    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: CBRAG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  13. Farewell to Spring Seeds

     
    3.0
    Imagine pink powder puffs up and down bright red stems 2 ft. tall. That's beautiful "Farewell to Spring." Annual.
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    Item #: CLUG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  14. Godetia Seeds

     
    5.0
    A wildflower so beautiful, it's a garden flower too. Native to the NW, but happy anywhere. Great color. Annual.
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    Item #: CLAG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  15. Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix

     
    5.0
    Some people just don't want their cosmos growing up to 6 ft, so this mix has all the colors, 2-4' tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CSDG

    As Low As $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  16. Cosmos Seeds Gloria

    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual.
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    Item #: CBGLG

    As Low As $9.95

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  17. Rose Mallow Seeds

     
    4.0
    Also called Tree Mallow in the west, this hibiscus-like flower blooms on round-leaved plants in late season. Annual.
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    Item #: LAVG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Sweet Pea Seeds

     
    2.5
    This favorite flower is famous for its quick blooms and sweet fragrance. The brilliant pink flowers are a delight both in the garden and brought inside for fabulously-fragrant bouquets. (Lathyrus odoratus)
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    Item #: LAOG

    As Low As $7.61

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. Cosmos Seeds Candystripe

     
    3.0
    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual.
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    Item #: CBCSG

    As Low As $18.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. Four O'Clock Seeds Pink

    The pink Four O'clocks are probably the top favorite. Flowers are clear pink and cover the neat bushy plants.
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    Item #: MJPKG

    As Low As $4.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  21. Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    So easy to grow and so reliable, annual cosmos lights up in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. You’ll have plenty of blooms for cutting, too. A perfect addition to any custom blend. Annual.
    Looking for Cosmos seeds in packets?
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    Item #: COSG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  22. Candytuft Seeds

     
    3.0
    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial.
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    Item #: IBUG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  23. Cosmos Seeds Picotee

    "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: COPG

    As Low As $17.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  24. Cosmos Seeds Pinkie

    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPKG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  25. None so Pretty or Catchfly Seeds

     
    3.5
    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual.
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    Item #: SIAG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  26. Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Seeds

     
    2.5
    This is Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark, great for meadows. To 5 ft. for mid to late bloom. Annual.
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    Item #: CLSG

    As Low As $19.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  27. Cosmos Seeds Daydream

     
    2.5
    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink, with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CBDDG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  28. Sweet William Seeds

     
    4.5
    Dianthus barbatus has endlessly multicolored blooms. Since it's biennial, flowering is best in 2nd year. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIAG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  29. Moss Verbena Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the biggest colormakers in our southwestern deserts. Carpets whole slopes, likes dry soil. Annual.
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    Item #: VERG

    As Low As $22.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  30. Cosmos Seeds Sea Shells Mix

     
    4.5
    Create a unique splash of color in your meadow with Cosmos Seashells. Each petal is shaped like a seashell and will ignite the garden in just weeks after planting. The gorgeous, contrasting colors and unique shape are a true conversation starter and must-have for the wildflower gardener! Annual
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    Item #: CBSSG

    As Low As $16.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

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