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Northeast

Wildflower Seeds for Your Region*

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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).

*Northeast Region includes: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT and WV.
Good for Province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The Wildflowers of the Northeast

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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. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Gold

     
    5.0

    Dwarf Gold is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with brilliant yellow-orange flowers. Annual.


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    Item #: CSGG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. 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

    As Low As $12.95

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  3. 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

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. Sunflower Seeds Italian White

     
    5.0

    Italian White produces cream-colored to pale yellow flowers with dark brown centers on 4' tall plants. The 3" to 4" diameter blooms look fabulous in bouquets. Annual.


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    Item #: HAWG

    As Low As $8.95

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  5. 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

    As Low As $3.95

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  6. 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

    As Low As $15.95

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  7. Tall Evening Primrose Seeds

    Large, showy flowers illuminate in the summer months and reach heights up to 60”. This golden-yellow beauty is easy to grow and fragrant, attracting winged wildlife to the garden or meadow. Biennial.
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    Item #: OEHOG

    As Low As $24.95

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  8. 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

    As Low As $5.95

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  9. 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

    As Low As $19.95

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  10. 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.
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    Item #: HEAG

    As Low As $9.95

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  11. 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

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. Sunflower Seeds Dwarf Double Sungold

    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

    As Low As $10.95

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  13. 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

    As Low As $12.95

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  14. 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

    As Low As $7.95

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  15. 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

    As Low As $8.95

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  16. 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

    As Low As $14.95

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  17. 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

    As Low As $25.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. 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

    As Low As $8.95

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  19. Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix

     
    4.5
    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets?
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    Item #: TCJG

    As Low As $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. Indian Blanket Seeds

     
    5.0
    Creates whole sheets of flaming red in the plains and desert states. A great native wildflower in any region. Annual.
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    Item #: GAPG

    As Low As $7.56

    Per 1/4 Pound

  21. African Daisy Seeds

     
    5.0
    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

    As Low As $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  22. Nasturtium Seeds

     
    4.5
    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual.
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    Item #: TROG

    As Low As $6.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  23. Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth

     
    4.0
    Organic Russian Mammoth A beautiful giant, growing as tall as 14 ft with colossal flowers over a foot across. Annual
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    Item #: HRMG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  24. Four O'Clock Seeds Yellow

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

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  25. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    The is the "Other" Cosmos. With stunning orange to yellow flowers, a great source of color in any region. Annual.
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    Item #: CSSG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  26. Yellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial.
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    Item #: RCYG

    As Low As $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  27. Johnny Jump Up Seeds

     
    4.5
    This is the much-loved wild violet form native to Europe. Once it is established, it spreads rapidly. Perennial.
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    Item #: VITG

    As Low As $29.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  28. Organic Sunflower Seeds Evening Colors

     
    5.0
    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual.
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    Item #: HECG

    As Low As $7.95

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  29. 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

    As Low As $19.95

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  30. 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

    As Low As $11.95

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