Northeast Wildflower Seeds

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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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    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. 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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    Anemone canadensis is a large-flowered wildling that spreads in moist spots. Perennial Learn More →
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    This beauty is often called "Blue Cardinal Flower" since it is often planted with its famous red cousin. Easy. Perennial Learn More →
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    One of our most treasured wildflowers. Delicate foliage and strawberry red blooms. Hummingbird favorite. Perennial. Learn More →
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    A tall (to 7') aster for semi-shade, great in a woodland garden. Daisy like-white flowers top every stem. Perennial. Learn More →
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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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    With grass-like foliage and light blue, star-shaped flowers, Blue Eyed Grass will provide a lovely statement in any sunny or partially sunny area. Perennial. (Sisyrinchium) Learn More →
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    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms. Learn More →
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    Hypericum perforatum (commonly known as St. John's Wort) is a perennial herb that produces a bright yellow flower, which is often used with the leaves for medicinal purposes. Learn More →
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    Desmondium canadense is great for shady, moist wild gardens. Lovely foliage and flowers. 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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    Physotegia virginiana is a taller native with showy blooms--great for the back of the garden. Flowers are "obedient." 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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    Lilium superbum is our most spectacular and largest native lily, a treasure for wild gardens. Perennial 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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    G. maculatum is the much-loved true "wild geranium" of No. America. A must for wild gardens. Learn More →
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    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial Learn More →
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    A popular wildflower around the world, the forget-me-not’s gorgeous, soft blue blooms delight in the early season garden or meadow. Whether you’re planting to help celebrate the life of a loved one, or simply love the delicate blue blooms on your property, this variety is sure to bring joy year after year. Forget-me-nots tolerate partial shade and make for fantastic cut flowers. 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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    One of the toughest perennial wildflowers, OxEye Daisy is famous for painting entire roadsides white throughout the country. This variety is extremely easy to grow and delights with gorgeous ‘She loves me, she loves me not’ flowers in the summer garden or meadow. OxEye Daisies bloom profusely, offering plenty of flowers to cut for gorgeous summer bouquets. This variety is prohibited in some states, so please check before planting. 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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    America's most vivid wildflower' according to experts. Must have damp soil, sun or shade. Perennial Learn More →
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    Varieties that are native to your area not only grow stronger in your garden, but also help the local pollinator population. Our Native Northeast Mixture contains 18 wildflowers, including New England Aster, Butterfly Weed, Wild Lupine and more, that are native to the Northeast. This variety of annuals and perennials will provide show-stopping color in the first season and for years to come. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
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    This deer-resistant variety adds rich, gorgeous color to the summer and fall garden. A perennial form of the native Black-Eyed Susan, the giant, bi-color double flowers ignite the garden year after year and are extremely easy to grow. Native Gloriosa Daisies grow to be 12-36” tall and tolerate partial shade. The unique blooms make for gorgeous summer bouquets. 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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    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial. 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 is the tall, droopy Black-Eyed Susan from the plains. Plants can be make major color in meadows. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Unlike other Coneflowers, this unique variety has upward-facing petals, giving the flower a cup-like shape. A native variety, Tennessee Purple Coneflower is easy to grow and thrives in almost any sunny spot. Learn More →
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    Native to the Midwest, Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) grows almost anywhere and is a pollinator magnet, providing nectar to all bee varieties, hummingbirds, butterflies and much more. This perennial wildflower blooms a brilliant shade of white, almost light green, in the summer months. Extremely easy to grow, we recommend thinning plants at the end of each season to prevent aggressive spreading. Learn More →
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    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. 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 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) Learn More →
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    Maximilian gives you the iconic color of Sunflowers but is a perennial, blooming year after year. This variety illuminates the garden with golden-yellow blooms all the way from summer into fall. Reaching heights of 3-8’, this Sunflower will quickly become the true backbone of your perennial wildflower meadow or garden. Like all Sunflowers, Maximilian is easy to grow and attracts pollinators 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 native species boasts unique, bright yellow blooms on mound-shaped, shrubby foliage. Growing up to 3 feet tall, this shrub is easy to grow and adapts to a variety of climates. Perennial. 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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    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 →
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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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    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 →
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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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    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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    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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    Prairie Sage is a rapid spreader, making it the perfect choice for a prairie or meadow, but not a great choice for a smaller landscape. This native perennial offers cheerful yellow blooms in the summer months and grows to be about 3’ tall. Also known as White Sagebrush, this variety thrives in full sun to part shade and is extremely easy to grow. 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 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 →
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    Hoary Vervain is a drought tolerant perennial that boasts a long bloom time, often adding gorgeous purple flower spikes for up to six weeks in the late summer. This native variety’s seeds provide vital nourishment for a variety of small animals and birds, making it a perfect choice for any sustainable planting. Hoary Vervain’s leaves are also a common larval host for the Common Buckeye Butterfly. This variety grows in full sun to part shade and is extremely easy to grow. 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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    Our Awesome Aster Seed Collection contains five different native Aster varieties, offering gorgeous late season blooms that attract pollinators to the garden. This collection is extremely easy to grow and provides blooms in the second season and for years after. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
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    This native beauty boasts pale yellow blooms with purple spots. Also known as Spotted Bee Balm and Horsemint, this Monarda has a lovely thyme scent and has been used in teas and for other medicinal purposes. Spotted Bee Balm is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, sandy conditions, requiring little water and upkeep. Growing to be 40” tall, this Bee Balm attracts an abundance of pollinators to the summer garden or meadow. 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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    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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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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