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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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  1. Starting at $3.95

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    Queen of the Prairie produces plumy, light pink blooms and is a unique addition to any wildflower garden. Perennial. (Filipendula rubra) Learn More →
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    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) Learn More →
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    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides) Learn More →
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    This easy-to-grow wildflower produces stunning, violet-blue blooms. The flowers will attract beautiful wildlife to your garden. Perennial. (Aster azureus) Learn More →
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    This striking coneflower produces pure, white blooms with contrasting orange/brown centers. A great cut flower. Perennial. (Echinacea purpurea alba) Learn More →
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    Providing a wonderfully-changing story in your garden, Solomon’s Plume illuminates the spring garden with elegant white plumes, followed by bright red berries in the fall. Will thrive in partial shade and under Oak and Pine trees. Perennial. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
  9. Starting at $3.95

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    This native wildflower is extremely easy to grow and delights in the early spring with clusters of cheerful yellow flowers on glossy foliage. Perennial. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $3.95

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    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. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    Also known as Annual Buttercup or Cursed Crowfoot, this wildflower prefers moist soils and illuminates the shady garden with glowing yellow petals and bright green sepals. Annual. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $3.95

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    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. Learn More →
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    Stiff Goldenrod’s tall, bright green foliage produces cheerful, yellow blooms that are butterfly-magnets. This native perennial is easy to grow and adaptable, illuminating the late season garden. Perennial. Learn More →
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    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! Perennial. Learn More →
  17. Starting at $3.95

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    Showy Goldenrod is a late-bloomer, providing blooms and nectar late into the fall season when much of the landscape has stopped producing for the year, making it an important variety in any ecosystem. This golden beauty thrives in full sun to partial shade and grows to be about 5’ tall, making it great for a larger meadow or border planting. This native wildflower attracts a variety of pollinators to the late season garden. 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 native wildflower’s seed provides vital food for the birds and it attracts a variety of native pollinators with its nectar. Compass Plant prefers full sun and can grow up to 10’ tall, making it the perfect choice for a larger prairie or meadow. The prolific yellow blooms illuminate the landscape in the summer months. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  19. Starting at $3.95

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    Daisy-like, white flowers provide vital nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. Heath Aster is native to the United States and grows to be about 2’ tall, delighting with numerous blooms in the late summer meadow. This easy-to-grow perennial is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, clay soil, preferring as much sun as possible. 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 native garlic grows to be about 18” tall and boasts gorgeous white blooms. Wild Garlic is extremely easy to grow and thrives in almost any sun and soil type, making it a versatile choice for any meadow or garden. Allium ursinum attracts bees, hummingbirds and butterflies, but its strong onion scent makes it unappealing to deer and rabbits. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  21. Starting at $3.95

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    This native mint variety creates a blanket of white blooms in almost any meadow, growing to be about 3’ tall. Mountain Mint has a strong, pungent mint smell and is often used in cooking and making herbal tea. This easy-to-grow mint variety attracts native pollinators and thrives in moist conditions. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  22. Starting at $3.95

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    White Vervain adds gorgeous texture to meadows with its single stemmed, white flower spikes. The nectar and pollen of this native wildflower attracts a variety of bees, butterflies and wasps. White Vervain prefers partial shade and moist, fertile conditions, growing up to 5’ tall. 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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    Wild Ginger’s large heart-shaped leaves create a low, solid, dark green carpet on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three deep red triangular petals. Not the famous spice! Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
  27. Starting at $8.95

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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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    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. Learn More →
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    A pollinator favorite, this classic, heirloom Sunflower will bring butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to and from the summer garden. With large, yellow petals and dark centers, Henry Wilde makes a stunning cut flower and looks gorgeous planted along fences or in the background of the garden. Growing to be about 5-6’ tall, make sure to give this beauty plenty of room! Learn More →
  30. Starting at $12.95

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    A unique variety for any Zinnia lover, Illumination not only adds elegant pink blooms to the garden or meadow, but also makes for fabulous summer bouquets. Large, double blooms reach to be 4” across and are pollinator magnets, creating a parade of butterflies and hummingbirds to and from the garden all season long. This annual beauty prefers as much sun as possible and requires little watering once seedlings are a few inches high. Learn More →
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    A unique take on the classic garden favorite, Moonshine Sunflower illuminates the summer garden with large, pale yellow blooms and black centers. Growing to be about 5-6’ feet, this variety is perfect for the back of the garden or planted alongside a fence for a dramatic look. Pollinators love this Sunflower and it makes for a fantastic cut summer flower – we recommend trying a simple look by placing a single stem in a mason jar. Learn More →
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    Want the cheerful, bright summer blooms of Sunflowers but don’t have the room? Yellow Pygmy is the perfect choice – classic, yellow petals are offset by dark centers, making this the perfect cut flower for bouquets. Growing to be only 18-22” tall, this variety can be planted in small space gardens, containers or even in the front of the garden. Like all Sunflowers, pollinators love this dwarf variety. Learn More →
  33. Starting at $5.95

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    Rich golden yellow covers glossy-leaved plants. A lovely evening flower, opening around--yes, four o'clock. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $4.95

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    The pristine white Four O'Clocks make wonderful evening blooming plants, and are favorites for "White Gardens." Learn More →
  35. Starting at $18.95

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    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual. Learn More →
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    The red Four O'Clocks are really red red. With deep green glossy leaves, they make a dramatic show in full sun. Learn More →
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    The pink Four O'clocks are probably the top favorite. Flowers are clear pink and cover the neat bushy plants. Learn More →
  38. Starting at $9.95

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    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual. Learn More →
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    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual. Learn More →
  40. Starting at $12.95

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    "Daydream" is pastel & deep pink with center flares and dark pink veins. 3 to 5 ft. tall. Annual. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $9.95

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    The magnificent Wine Red cosmos, "Radiance" is many gardeners' favorite. Classic color, 3-5 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  42. Starting at $9.95

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    One of most popular Zinnia varieties, the Lilliput Mix grows to be only 18-24” tall and is famous for an abundance of pom-pom blooms in bright, vivid colors. Blooming from mid summer until frost, this mixture can be cut all season long for spectacular summer bouquets and is extremely easy to grow. Like all Zinnia, this variety is deer resistant and attracts pollinators. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  43. Starting at $30.95

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    Mexican Zinnia "Persian Carpet Mix" is a spectacular splash of bi-colors growing only 12 to 16" tall. Annual Learn More →
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    If you’re looking for show-stopping color, Painted Daisies is the variety for you! Also known as Tricolor Daisy, this stunning, wild variety has recently been naturalized in the U.S. Blooming just a few weeks after planting, the bright mixture of colors will put on a vivid show in any sunny spot. Make sure to plant extra for fabulous cut bouquets! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  45. Starting at $32.95

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    "Creeping Daisy" grows to only about 6 to 12", and forms a blooming mat. Annual. Learn More →
  46. Starting at $19.95

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    "White Linen" is the pristine white version of the California Poppy. A great variation on a favorite flower. Annual Learn More →
  47. Starting at $9.95

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    This hybrid Lupine mixture creates a dramatic, colorful statement with tall flower spikes in an endless variety of color. Like all lupine, this mixture is very easy to grow and will quickly become a permanent fixture in your wildflower meadow or garden. Russell Lupine is deer resistant and the colorful blooms call to be cut and brought inside for summer arrangements! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  48. Starting at $9.95

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    A unique "new" cosmos in real red "Dazzler" sports blunt-tipped petals with bright yellow centers. Annual. 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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