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Northeast Wildflower Seeds

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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. Organic Dwarf Sunflower Seeds Yellow Spray

    Love Sunflowers but don’t have the room? This dwarf variety is the perfect choice! Growing to be about 18-25”, Dwarf Yellow Spray is great for border gardens. Before the flowers open, the green buds can be sautéed in a pan with butter and eaten – They taste like artichokes! The flowers also make for spectacular summer bouquets.
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    Item #: AAS7JXX
    Starting at $4.95
  2. Sunflower Seeds Lemon Queen

    Lemon Queen is a unique Sunflower variety that has pointed petals and chocolate-brown centers, making for fabulous summer bouquets. Try planting this easy-to-grow variety every several weeks for blooms all summer long. Growing to be about 6’ tall, this variety is great for the back border of any garden or meadow.
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    Item #: AAS5IXX
    Starting at $9.95
  3. 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

    Starting at $5.95

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  4. Dwarf Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Polidor

    An earlier-blooming Cosmos variety, Polidor ignites the summer garden with a striking mixture of orange, yellow and red blooms. Perfect for any meadow or garden, you will enjoy these semi-double blooms through the fall.
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    Item #: CSPG
    Starting at $9.95
  5. 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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  6. Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix

    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
  7. 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
  8. Ice Plant Seeds

    Looking for a unique addition to your garden or meadow this year? This annual Ice Plant mixture is the perfect choice! Vibrant colors of orange, pink, purple, red and yellow liven up the summer garden and this succulent is easy to grow, needing full sun and well-draining soil.
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    Item #: AAS1JPK

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  9. 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
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  10. Dwarf Helenium Seeds

    This long-blooming annual is native to the United States and attracts pollinators to the garden. Small, bright-yellow blooms grow to be only about 12” tall and Dwarf Helenium requires no dead-heading for prolonged blooms.
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    Item #: AAS8IPK

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  11. Zinnia Seeds Mardi Gras Mix

    Add bold, easy-to-grow color to your summer meadow or garden with our Zinnia Mardi Gras Mix. Blooming in rich purple, gold, and white, this Zinnia mixture is sure to liven up any property.
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    Item #: AAS9JXX
    Starting at $12.95
  12. Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds Tom Thumb Mix

     
    4.5
    This compact Nasturtium grows into a 8" to 12" tall mound, with flowers in shades of red, dark orange, light orange, yellow, and dark red. Use in beds and borders or as a sunny groundcover. Annual.
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    Item #: TRNG
    Starting at $8.95
  13. 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.
    Looking for Black Eyed Susan seeds in packets?
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    Item #: RUHG
    Starting at $12.95
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Wild Sunflower Seeds

     
    5.0
    The original wild species, State Flower of Kansas. Only 3 ft tall with blooms that resemble big Black-Eyed Susans. Annual.
    Looking for Sunflower seeds in packets?
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    Item #: HEAG
    Starting at $9.95
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Calendula Seeds

     
    5.0
    Famous calendula grows to only 2 ft with orange to yellow blooms in mid-season. For the front of a meadow. Annual.
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    Item #: CALG
    Starting at $5.95
  20. Black Eyed Susan Vine Seeds

     
    1.0
    Black-Eyed Susan Vine, also known as Clock Vine, is a unique, quick-growing annual that delights with large, bright yellow blooms on tall, vining foliage. Perfect for trellises and fences! Annual.
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    Item #: THALG
    Starting at $3.95
  21. 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
  22. Organic Sunflower Seeds Taiyo

    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: HETG
    Starting at $12.95
  23. Marigold Seeds Sparky Mix

     
    4.5
    Sparky Mix Reds, oranges and yellow are all in this short marigold mix. great for color. 12 to 14" tall. Annual.
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    Item #: TPSMG
    Starting at $7.95 SALE: $6.05
  24. 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 $10.95
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Organic Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds Jewel Mix

    Organic Nasturtium "Jewel Mix" gives you flowers in red, yellow and orange. Edible, too. Annual.
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    Item #: TJMG
    Starting at $19.95
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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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