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Northeast

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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  1. Cursed Buttercup Seeds

    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.
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    Item #: RASCP

    As Low As $3.95

    Per Packet

  2. Desert Marigold Seeds

    The cheery, gold daisy-like flowers of this easy wildflower are common all over our southwestern deserts. Annual.
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    Item #: BLMP

    As Low As $3.95

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  3. Prairie Aster Seeds

    This famous wildflower is not really an aster, but has always been called "Prairie Aster" or "Tahoka Daisy." Annual.
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    Item #: ASTNP

    As Low As $3.95

    Per Packet

  4. Fireweed Seeds

    Looking for a bold, quick-spreading wildflower? Fireweed does not disappoint! Magenta-pink blooms add bright color to the sunny garden in the summer months. Be sure to plant this beauty in an area you would like it to spread to! Annual.
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    Item #: EPANP

    As Low As $3.95

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  5. Garland Daisy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color.
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    Item #: CCGDG

    As Low As $6.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Baby's Breath Seeds

     
    5.0
    Not the florist favorite, but the single wild form. First bloom in mixtures: "White lace on your meadow." Annual.
    Looking for Baby's Breath seeds in packets?
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    Item #: GYPG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  7. Cosmos Seeds Pinkie

    Classic pink on shorter plants, "Pinkie" grows from 3 to 5 ft with billows of blooms for months. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPKG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  8. 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

    As Low As $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  9. Queen Anne's Lace Seeds

     
    3.5
    We don't sell the roadside weed. This species is close in appearance, but not invasive. Annual.
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    Item #: AMIG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  10. Moss Verbena Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the biggest colormakers in our southwestern deserts. Carpets whole slopes, likes dry soil. Annual.
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    Item #: VERG

    As Low As $22.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  11. California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix

     
    3.5
    "Splendid Mix" of California Poppies gives you all the colors. Just as dependable as the pure orange. Annual.
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    Item #: ECSMG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    So easy to grow and so reliable, annual cosmos lights up in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. You’ll have plenty of blooms for cutting, too. A perfect addition to any custom blend. Annual.
    Looking for Cosmos seeds in packets?
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    Item #: COSG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  13. Golden Lupine Seeds

     
    3.0
    A west coast native that's happy anywhere. With all the blue wild lupines, this is the yellow stand-out. Annual.
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    Item #: LUDG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  14. Four O'Clock Seeds Red

     
    5.0
    The red Four O'Clocks are really red red. With deep green glossy leaves, they make a dramatic show in full sun.
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    Item #: MJRDG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  15. Rose Mallow Seeds

     
    4.0
    Also called Tree Mallow in the west, this hibiscus-like flower blooms on round-leaved plants in late season. Annual.
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    Item #: LAVG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  16. Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe

     
    4.5
    Sunflower "Grey Stripe" is the really big one--8-12 ft. tall; blooms up to 12" across. Birds love seed. Annual.
    Looking for Sunflower seeds in packets?
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    Item #: HGSG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  17. Texas Bluebonnet Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the world's great wildflowers, Bluebonnet is not easy, even in Texas. Once happy, it's spectacular. Annual.
    Looking for Texas Bluebonnet seeds in packets?
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    Item #: LUTG

    As Low As $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Baby Blue Eyes Seeds

     
    3.5
    A much-loved, quick-bloom, very short western wildflower that grows beautifully everywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: NMZG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. Cosmos Seeds Picotee

    "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: COPG

    As Low As $17.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. None so Pretty or Catchfly Seeds

     
    3.5
    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual.
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    Item #: SIAG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  21. Cosmos Seeds Dazzler

     
    4.0
    A unique "new" cosmos in real red "Dazzler" sports blunt-tipped petals with bright yellow centers. Annual.
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    Item #: CBDZG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  22. Godetia Seeds

     
    5.0
    A wildflower so beautiful, it's a garden flower too. Native to the NW, but happy anywhere. Great color. Annual.
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    Item #: CLAG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  23. Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered

     
    5.0
    "Dahlia Flowered Mix." This is the big one. 30 to 40" tall with large domed blooms. Fantastic for cutting. Annual.
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    Item #: ZEDFG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  24. Sweet Alyssum Seeds

     
    5.0
    Quick bloomer so popular it's been in gardens for centuries. Always white, sometimes with a touch of pink. Annual.
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    Item #: LOBG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  25. Painted Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Painted Daisy, also known as Tricolor Daisy, is a stunning wild variety that has recently been naturalized in the US. The bright mix of colors will put on a show in any sunny part of the garden, just a few weeks after planting. (Chrysanthemum carinatum)
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    Item #: CCPDG

    As Low As $9.46

    Per 1/4 Pound

  26. Chinese Houses Seeds

     
    4.0
    Exquisite flowers like little pagodas gave this wildflower its name. Native to the NW, but easy anywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: COLG

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  27. 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

  28. Dwarf Lupine Seeds Pixie Delight Mix

     
    4.0
    Dwarf Lupine Mix "Pixie Delight" is a great quick-bloom mixture of annual lupines. Only 12 to 18" tall.
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    Item #: LHPDG

    As Low As $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  29. California Poppy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Lights up whole hills on the Pacific, but will do the same anywhere. No meadow can be without it. Annual.
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    Item #: ESCG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  30. Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix

     
    5.0
    Some people just don't want their cosmos growing up to 6 ft, so this mix has all the colors, 2-4' tall. Annual.
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    Item #: CSDG

    As Low As $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

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