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Northeast Wildflower Seeds

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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. Globe Gilia Seeds

    Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual.
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    Item #: GILG
    Starting at $10.95
  2. Drummond Phlox Seeds

     
    5.0
    One of the big highlights of Texas wildflowers. Short (About 1 ft.) lipstick red phlox that grow anywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: PHDG
    Starting at $21.95
  3. 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
    Starting at $8.95
  4. 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
    Starting at $9.95
  5. Crimson Clover Seeds

     
    4.5
    This strawberry-red clover in the front of a meadow creates a tiny forest of red lollypops in full sun. Annual.
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    Item #: TRIG
    Starting at $5.95
  6. Organic Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    5.0
    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual.
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    Item #: CCPG
    Starting at $12.95
  7. 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
    Starting at $11.95
  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
    Starting at $13.95
  9. Deer Resistant Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    Tired of deer snacking on your precious flowers? Our Deer Resistant Wildflower Mix contains 17 wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that deer tend to stay away from. This mixture is designed to bloom all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials.
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    Item #: DPG
    Starting at $10.95
  10. Sweet William Seeds

     
    4.5
    Dianthus barbatus has endlessly multicolored blooms. Since it's biennial, flowering is best in 2nd year. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIAG
    Starting at $9.95
  11. 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 $17.95
  12. Cosmos Seeds Gloria

    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual.
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    Item #: CBGLG
    Starting at $9.95
  13. 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
  14. Blue Sage Seeds

     
    2.0
    Vivid Blue Sage is perennial in warm zones, but an annual in cold areas. To 2 ft. Perennial.
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    Item #: SAFG
    Starting at $28.95
  15. Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix

     
    4.5
    Famous "Lilliput Mix" is one of the most popular Zinnias of all. 18 to 24" plants with clear-colored flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: ZELMG
    Starting at $9.95
  16. Foxglove Seeds

     
    3.0
    A famous medicinal (used for heart medicine), Foxglove is native to England; blooms in light shade up to 5 ft. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIGG
    Starting at $20.95
  17. 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
    Starting at $12.95
  18. California Poppy Seeds White Linen

    "White Linen" is the pristine white version of the California Poppy. A great variation on a favorite flower. Annual
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    Item #: ECWLG
    Starting at $19.95
  19. 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
    Starting at $5.95
  20. Mixed Red Poppy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Reds, pinks, whites & doubles. All are technically "Red Poppy", but this mix is often called "Shirley" Poppies. Annual.
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    Item #: PRMG
    Starting at $12.95
  21. 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
    Starting at $15.95
  22. Zinnia Seed Mix

     
    5.0
    A great mix for Zinnia Lovers! You get four different types from the tall "Giants" to the dwarfs, all in the super hot colors zinnias are famous for.
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    Item #: ZEMXG
    Starting at $12.95
  23. Low Grow Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    A mostly annual mixture that blooms quickly and stays below knee high. Great for containers, edging & fronting other plants.
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    Item #: LGG
    Starting at $9.95
  24. Gloriosa Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Perennial form of our native Black-Eyed Susan with giant flowers in bicolors, doubles. Great color. Perennial.
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    Item #: RUGG
    Starting at $9.95
  25. 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
    Starting at $12.95
  26. Farewell to Spring Seeds

     
    3.0
    Imagine pink powder puffs up and down bright red stems 2 ft. tall. That's beautiful "Farewell to Spring." Annual.
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    Item #: CLUG
    Starting at $9.95
  27. 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
    Starting at $10.95
  28. Spider Plant Seeds

     
    3.0
    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CHASG
    Starting at $14.95
  29. 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
    Starting at $8.95
  30. Five Spot Seeds

     
    3.5
    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual.
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    Item #: NMMG
    Starting at $8.95
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