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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. Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix

    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.
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    Item #: AAS8JXX
    Starting at $12.95
  2. 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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  3. Black Eyed Susan Seeds Marmalade

    Ignite your garden or meadow all season long with Rudbeckia Marmalade. This low-growing variety delights with large, daisy-like flowers that are orange/yellow. Deer resistant and sun loving, plant this annual in almost any spot.
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    Item #: AAS6PK

    Starting at $3.95

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  4. Zinnia Seeds Mardi Gras Mix

    Add bold, easy-to-grow color to your summer meadow or garden with our Zinnia Mardi Gras Mix. Blooming in rich purple, gold, and white, this Zinnia mixture is sure to liven up any property.
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    Item #: AAS9JXX
    Starting at $12.95
  5. Organic Dwarf Sunflower Seeds Yellow Spray

    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.
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    Item #: AAS7JXX
    Starting at $4.95
  6. Purple Coneflower Seeds Tennessee

    Unlike other Coneflowers, this unique variety has upward-facing petals, giving the flower a cup-like shape. A native variety, Tennessee Purple Coneflower is easy to grow and thrives in almost any sunny spot.
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    Item #: AAS7IPK

    Starting at $3.95

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  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
    Starting at $14.95
  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
    Starting at $12.95
  9. 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
    Starting at $20.95
  10. 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
    Starting at $9.95
  11. 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
    Starting at $15.95
  12. 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
    Starting at $5.95
  13. Lacy Phacelia Seeds

    This easy-to-grow annual grows well in hot, dry conditions and attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden or meadow. Lacy Phacelia is a great cover cop and can be used as a winter cover for your property.
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    Item #: PHTG
    Starting at $5.95
  14. 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
    Starting at $7.95
  15. Shasta Daisy Seeds

     
    4.0
    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
    Starting at $11.95
  16. Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds

     
    4.0
    The annual of this famous flower, Chinese Forget-Me-Nots are a snap to grow. Little blue flowers. Annual.
    Looking for Forget Me Not seeds in packets?
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    Item #: CYNG
    Starting at $5.95
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  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. 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
    Starting at $10.95
  22. Organic Calendula Seeds

    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual.
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    Item #: CPBG
    Starting at $12.95
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
    Starting at $8.95
  26. 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
  27. 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
    Starting at $8.95 SALE: $7.61
  28. 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 $10.95
  29. 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
    Starting at $10.95
  30. 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
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