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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

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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 $11.95

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    A must-have for all meadows, a field of Lupine creates an amazing spectacle in the late spring and summer. We like to combine them with later-blooming flowers for an extended season of color. Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine can be planted at the front of the meadow or in the garden bed. Lupine is extremely easy to grow, deer resistant and blooms year after year. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  2. Starting at $12.95

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    Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning purple flowers. This butterfly magnet is extremely easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Purple Coneflower is native to North America and looks spectacular planted with Black Eyed Susan or other summer-blooming wildflowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  3. Starting at $12.95

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    No summer garden is complete without the bright, cheerful splash of color of Black Eyed Susan. This versatile, drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow variety illuminates the landscape with golden blooms and pairs well with a variety of other perennials, including Purple Coneflower. Black Eyed Susan is a native plant and will attract pollinators to the garden or meadow all summer long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Biennial. Learn More →
  4. Starting at $8.95

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    One of the easiest native wildflowers to grow from seed, Blue Flax adds charming, light blue blooms to the early season garden. Growing to be only 18-30” tall, this variety is perfect for the front of the meadow or a small space garden. We love Blue Flax paired with perennial lupine for a cool look, or planted on its own. This variety tolerates sandy, dry soil and will grow in almost any sunny spot. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  5. Starting at $9.95

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    One of our most popular flowers, cosmos lights up the garden or meadow in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. Whether you’re planting an acre with wildflowers, or adding easy color to your small space garden, cosmos are the perfect choice. With an abundance of long-lasting blooms, you’ll have plenty of flowers to cut and make gorgeous summer bouquets. Cosmos also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  6. Starting at $13.95

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    Native to the plains and Western U.S., Blanket Flower adds vibrant, bold color to any sunny garden and blooms for months. This perennial Gaillardia is extremely easy to grow and will dazzle the summer garden year after year with spectacular blooms. Blanket Flower is deer resistant and makes for striking cut flowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  7. Starting at $5.95

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    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual. Learn More →
  8. Starting at $8.95

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    This native annual illuminates the garden or meadow with fantastic clusters of bi-color blooms, all the way from summer into fall. Plains Coreopsis makes for gorgeous cut flowers and can be grown in almost any sunny spot, from Maine all the way to California. This variety is deer resistant and extremely easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  9. Starting at $11.95

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    Native to North America, Lance Leaf Coreopsis is a popular perennial for meadows everywhere. Gorgeous, golden blooms illuminate the summer garden all the way into fall, creating a grand statement in almost any spot. Lance Leaf Coreopsis is deer resistant, tolerates partial shade and delights year after year. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $4.95

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    Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is the famous orange milkweed species native from Canada to Florida. Needs fast-draining soil and full sun. Perennial Learn More →
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    Calendula not only provides knockout blooms in the garden, but also can be used to garnish salads and other culinary creations. Growing to be only 24” tall, we love planting Calendula in the front of the meadow or in a small cutting garden near the house, ready to be snipped and added to our favorite meals. Bright yellow and orange flowers ignite the late season garden and are easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
  12. Starting at $12.95

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    Like all Zinnias seeds, our Lava Lamp Mixture is deer resistant and quick-blooming, making it the perfect choice for your summer and fall garden. This fiery mixture blooms in bright shades or red, orange, and yellow, illuminating your property for months. Learn More →
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    Love Sunflowers but don’t have the room? This dwarf variety is the perfect choice! Growing to be about 18-25”, Dwarf Yellow Spray is great for border gardens. Before the flowers open, the green buds can be sautéed in a pan with butter and eaten – They taste like artichokes! The flowers also make for spectacular summer bouquets. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $3.95

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    Bright yellow blooms are streaked with mahogany, making this Marigold a gorgeous addition to any flower or vegetable garden. This easy-to-grow annual is perfect for a child’s first garden. Learn More →
  15. Starting at $4.95

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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 →
  16. Starting at $15.95

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    Looking for an earlier start to your Cosmos blooms? The Dwarf Sensation Mix is the perfect choice, bursting in a variety of pinks and whites earlier than other varieties. Growing to be only 12” tall, plant this mixture in the garden, meadow, containers and anywhere in between. This variety is a pollinator magnet and makes for fun, bright early summer bouquets. Learn More →
  17. Starting at $25.95

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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 →
  18. Starting at $19.95

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    Elegant, light yellow petals surround a pure yellow center, making this variety a must-have in any summer garden or meadow. The gorgeous blooms make a grand statement planted with pink and white Cosmos varieties, or on its own. Pollinators love Sunset Yellow and will be coming to and from the garden from summer into the fall. The light-colored blooms also make for gorgeous summer bouquets. Learn More →
  19. Starting at $25.95

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    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
  20. Starting at $49.95

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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  21. Starting at $8.95

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    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial. Learn More →
  22. Starting at $19.95

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    This species can turn the plains purple to the horizon. Great for dry areas. To 3 ft, mid-summer bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
  23. Starting at $15.95

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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Velvet Queen." This one grows to 6' tall with large deep mahogany red flowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Love cosmos but looking for a shorter variety? Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix is the perfect choice, growing to be just 2-4’ tall. Plant this colorful mixture in the front of the garden or meadow, or add to large containers in your small space or patio garden. Like all cosmos, this mixture is extremely easy to grow, attracts pollinators and blooms from summer until frost, offering up an abundance of flowers to cut and bring indoors. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. 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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"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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