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Northeast

Wildflower Seeds for Your Region*

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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).

*Northeast Region includes: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT and WV.
Good for Province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The Wildflowers of the Northeast

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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. Bells of Ireland Seeds

    An heirloom favorite popular in both fresh and dried bouquets, Bells of Ireland produces tall flower stems tightly packed with green, bell-shaped bracts. Annual.


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    Item #: MOLG

    As Low As $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Zinnia Seeds Cut and Come Again Mix

     
    5.0
    "Cut and Come Again" Zinnias This group is famous for all-summer bloom. Grows to only 18-24". Annual.
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    Item #: ZEPMG

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Lemon

    Dwarf Lemon is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with sunny, lemon-yellow flowers. Annual.
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    Item #: CSLG

    As Low As $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. Calendula Seeds

     
    5.0
    Famous calendula grows to only 2 ft with orange to yellow blooms in mid-season. For the front of a meadow. Annual.
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    Item #: CALG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. Love in a Mist Seeds Miss Jekyll

     
    3.5

    A cottage garden favorite, Love in a Mist has feathery foliage and pretty blue flowers. The blooms develop into attractive seed pods popular for use in dried bouquets. Annual.


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    Item #: NIGG

    As Low As $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. Shasta Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Wild Shasta is the perfect substitute if Common Daisy is prohibited in your state. Big white blooms. Perennial.
    Looking for Daisy seeds in packets?
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    Item #: CHMG

    As Low As $11.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  7. Red Poppy Seeds

     
    3.5
    This is the famous Flanders Poppy, immortalized in poetry for the carpet of beauty it creates when in full bloom. Probably the world’s most popular wildflower, it belongs in every meadow. Annual
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    Item #: PRRG

    As Low As $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  8. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Gold

     
    5.0

    Dwarf Gold is more compact than the species, growing to a height of just 18 to 30 inches, with brilliant yellow-orange flowers. Annual.


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    Item #: CSGG

    As Low As $12.95

    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

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  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

    As Low As $9.95

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  11. 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

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  12. Clasping Coneflower Seeds

    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual.
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    Item #: RUAG

    As Low As $10.95

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  13. Organic Calendula Seeds

    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual.
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    Item #: CPBG

    As Low As $12.95

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  14. Globe Gilia Seeds

    Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual.
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    Item #: GILG

    As Low As $10.95

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  15. Farewell to Spring Seeds

     
    1.0
    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

    As Low As $9.95

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  16. Blue Flax Seeds

     
    4.0
    Named for Lewis of Lewis & Clark, it's one of our loveliest and easiest to grow natives. Powder blue blooms. Perennial.
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    Item #: LPLG

    As Low As $8.95

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  17. 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

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Sweet Pea Seeds

     
    2.5
    This favorite flower is famous for its quick blooms and sweet fragrance. The brilliant pink flowers are a delight both in the garden and brought inside for fabulously-fragrant bouquets. (Lathyrus odoratus)
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    Item #: LAOG

    As Low As $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. OxEye Daisy Seeds

     
    4.0
    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

    As Low As $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. Blanket Flower Seeds

     
    4.5
    One of the great glories of the plains and the west. It makes masses of color and blooms for months. Perennial.
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    Item #: GALG

    As Low As $10.95

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