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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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"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants.


The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities."


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  1. 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
    Starting at $8.95

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  2. Sky Blue Aster Seeds

    This easy-to-grow wildflower produces stunning, violet-blue blooms. The flowers will attract beautiful wildlife to your garden. Perennial. (Aster azureus)
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    Item #: ASAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  3. Russell Lupine Seed Mix

     
    4.5
    Russell Hybrid Lupines are the classics: Tall flower spikes in an endless variety of colors. Perennial.
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    Item #: LPRMG
    Starting at $9.95

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  4. 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
    Starting at $24.95

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  5. Blue Indigo Seeds

     
    1.0
    This is the rare, true blue indigo, endangered in some areas, common in others. Great for wild meadows. Perennial.
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    Item #: BAAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  6. Blue Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    This beauty is often called "Blue Cardinal Flower" since it is often planted with its famous red cousin. Easy. Perennial
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    Item #: LOSP

    Starting at $3.95

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  7. Early Sunflower Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: HEHEP

    Starting at $3.95

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  8. OxEye Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    The common daisy of "She loves me, she loves me not." Prohibited in some states, established in all. Perennial.
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    Item #: CHRG
    Starting at $13.95

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  9. Monkey Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial
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    Item #: MIRP

    Starting at $3.95

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  10. Turtlehead Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: CHGLP

    Starting at $3.95

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  11. Blazing Star Seeds

    This purple-spiked native of the prairie is so loved it's a florist favorite. Loves dry gritty soil, full sun. Perennial.
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    Item #: LISG
    Starting at $24.95

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  12. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms.
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    Item #: RUSP

    Starting at $3.95

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  13. Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: PYPIP

    Starting at $3.95

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  14. 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

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  15. Zig Zag Aster Seeds

    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial
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    Item #: APRP

    Starting at $3.95

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  16. Scarlet Sage Seeds

     
    4.5
    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial.
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    Item #: SACG
    Starting at $21.95

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  17. Lavender Munstead Seeds

    Wonderfully fragrant, this popular lavender will bloom throughout the summer if deadheaded. Plant these seeds to attract beautiful wildlife to your garden! Perennial. (Lavandula angustifolia)
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    Item #: LAMP

    Starting at $3.95

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  18. Purple Prairie Clover Seeds

     
    4.0
    This species can turn the plains purple to the horizon. Great for dry areas. To 3 ft, mid-summer bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: PETG
    Starting at $19.95

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  19. 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

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  20. New England Aster Seeds

     
    4.5
    The ancestor of our best garden asters. Stiff stems, large flowers, super winter-hardy. Great for late bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: ANAP

    Starting at $4.95

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  21. Blue Vervain Seeds

     
    2.0
    A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial.
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    Item #: VEHP

    Starting at $3.95

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  22. Marsh Marigold Seeds

    This cheerful, unique flower thrives in extremely moist climates and is often found in swampy areas or along stream banks in the wild. An early bloomer, Marsh Marigolds are a great addition to the rain garden. Perennial.
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    Item #: CAPAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  23. Joe Pye Weed Seeds

    Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall. Loves wet spots. Perennial
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    Item #: EUFP

    Starting at $3.95

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  24. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  25. Showy Tick Trefoil Seeds

    Desmondium canadense is great for shady, moist wild gardens. Lovely foliage and flowers. Perennial
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    Item #: DECP

    Starting at $3.95

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  26. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  27. Forget Me Not Seeds

     
    5.0
    The true Forget-Me-Not is a world favorite flower. Loaded with legends of love, it grows quickly. Perennial.
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    Item #: MYSG
    Starting at $26.95

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  28. Bee Balm or Wild Bergamot 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  29. Whorled Milkweed Seeds

    Native to the Midwest, Whorled Milkweed 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.
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    Item #: AAS4JPK

    Starting at $4.95

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  30. Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds

     
    3.5
    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: LOTG
    Starting at $12.95

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