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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 Super Yoga

    Full, double red blooms create a dramatic statement in the summer garden, lasting until frost. Zinnia Super Yoga Scarlet is extremely easy to grow, thriving in any sunny spot with well-draining soil. We recommend giving this variety room to grow into large, bushy plants, which will provide larger blooms for you to enjoy. Like all Zinnias, pollinators love this variety and will come to your garden or meadow for a snack throughout the season.
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    Item #: AAS4RXX
    Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Sensation Mix

    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.
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    Item #: AAS8RXX
    Starting at $15.95

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  3. Zinnia Seeds Will Roger

    Creating huge color with classic red blooms all summer long, this Dahlia-flowering Zinnia is the perfect choice for any sunny spot in the garden or meadow. Growing to be about 30” tall, pair this beauty with other Zinnias or plant on its own for a bold, red look. Will Rogers attracts a variety of pollinators to the garden, providing nectar throughout the season.
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    Item #: AAS2RXX
    Starting at $9.95

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  4. Cosmos Seeds Sunset Yellow

    Elegant, light yellow petals surround a pure white 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.
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    Item #: AAS7RXX
    Starting at $19.95

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  5. Borage Seeds

    Borage has countless uses in the flower and vegetable garden. This edible herb helps attract bees and keep away harmful insects such as hornworms. Plant this variety in your vegetable garden it will help increase your yields and keep harmful pests away! Borage grows to be about 2’ tall with gorgeous, star-shaped blue blooms that open up in early to mid-summer. It prefers full sun and once planted will self-seed, making it an easy and long-lasting addition to the garden. Once blooming, try drying the flowers and using them in tea. There are really no limits to how you can use this versatile and helpful annual flower in your garden and home.
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    Item #: AAS6HXX
    Starting at $9.95

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  6. Perennial Lupine Seeds

     
    4.0
    A must for all meadows, a field of lupines creates an amazing spectacle in late spring and summer. We like to combine them with later-blooming flowers for an extended season of color. Perennial.
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    Item #: LUPG
    Starting at $11.95

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  7. Purple Coneflower Seeds

     
    3.0
    Echinacea is famous across the country for illumining entire meadows with stunning pink flowers. This butterfly-magnet is easy to grow and makes for spectacular bouquets. Perennial.
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    Item #: ECHG
    Starting at $12.95

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  8. Black Eyed Susan Seeds

     
    4.5
    These versatile, drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow plants light up the summer landscape, with sunny golden blooms. They combine well with other perennials and annuals, and make long-lasting cut flowers. Biennial.
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    Item #: RUHG
    Starting at $12.95

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  9. Zinnia Seeds

     
    4.5
    Heat up your meadow with the bold colors of easy-to-grow zinnias. Blooming from midsummer until frost, they’re a must for summer bouquets and ideal for adding extra pizzazz. Annual.
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    Item #: ZING
    Starting at $9.95

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  10. Plains Coreopsis Seeds

     
    4.5
    Probably the best native annual for color. Fantastic clusters of blooms. Long bloom season; reseeds. Annual.
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    Item #: COTG
    Starting at $8.95

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  11. 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

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  12. 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
    Starting at $9.95

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  13. 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
    Starting at $5.95

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  14. Butterfly Weed Seeds

     
    3.5
    The famous orange milkweed species native from Canada to Florida. Needs fast-draining soil and full sun. Perennial
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    Item #: ASTG
    Starting at $4.95

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  15. 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 $10.95

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  16. White Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

    This dwarf Cornflower variety illuminates the meadow or garden with full, pure white blooms. White Cornflower is quick blooming, easy to grow, and will provide a multitude of blooms that are charming both in the garden and cut for bouquets. Annual.
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    Item #: CCWHG
    Starting at $7.95

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  17. Pincushion Flower Seeds Imperial Mix

     
    3.0
    Bring elegance and drama to the garden or meadow with Pincushion Flower. Bright, double flowers bloom in shades of pink, red and white, making a truly magnificent statement in the late season garden. The large blooms make great cut flowers and are butterfly magnets. Annual.
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    Item #: SCATG
    Starting at $16.95

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  18. Garland Daisy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Garland Daisy is a bright colorful annual for midsummer through fall color.
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    Item #: CCGDG
    Starting at $6.95

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  19. Hairy Mountain Mint Seeds

    Hairy Mountain Mint is a pollinator-magnet, attracting butterflies, bees and wasps to the meadow. This white-blooming beauty has the fresh, clean smell of mint and grows to be about 3’ tall. Perennial.
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    Item #: PYPIP

    Starting at $3.95

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  20. Four O'Clock Seeds White

     
    4.5
    The pristine white Four O'Clocks make wonderful evening blooming plants, and are favorites for "White Gardens."
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    Item #: MJWHG
    Starting at $4.95

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  21. Pale Coneflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    This is the "pale" cousin of famed Purple Coneflower, and often the echinacea used in medicinal preparations. Perennial.
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    Item #: ECPP

    Starting at $3.95

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  22. Lavender Hyssop Seeds

     
    5.0
    Agastache foeniculum is the famous native herb with distinct licorice taste and fragrance, plus lavender blooms.
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    Item #: AGFP

    Starting at $3.95

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  23. Rocket Larkspur Seeds

     
    4.0
    The wild delphinium that's so popular in the dried flower trade. Spikes of red, blue, pink, white, purple. Annual.
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    Item #: DELG
    Starting at $10.95

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  24. Strawflower Seeds Mix

    One of the most popular "everlastings" for use in dried arrangements, strawflowers are just as beautiful in summer bouquets. And these plants produce so many colorful, long-stemmed flowers you'll have plenty to use both fresh and dried. Annual.
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    Item #: HEBG
    Starting at $14.95

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  25. Morning Glory Seeds Scarlet O'Hara

     
    3.5
    Dazzling red blooms steal the show in the summer garden! Tall, vining foliage can reach up to 10” tall and these gorgeous flowers are perfect for fences, mailboxes, or lampposts. Annual.
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    Item #: IPSG
    Starting at $8.95

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  26. Yellow Prairie Coneflower Seeds

     
    4.0
    The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial.
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    Item #: RCYG
    Starting at $14.95

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  27. White Coneflower Seeds

    This striking coneflower produces pure, white blooms with contrasting orange/brown centers. A great cut flower. Perennial. (Echinacea purpurea alba)
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    Item #: EPAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  28. 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

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  29. Zinnia Seeds Polar Bear

    Large, white blooms contrast with golden centers and gorgeous, bright green foliage. Zinnia Polar Bear creates an elegant statement in the meadow and can be planted on its own or paired with other Zinnia varieties such as Red Queen for a dramatic look. Annual.
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    Item #: ZEPBG
    Starting at $14.95

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  30. Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix

     
    4.5
    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets?
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    Item #: TCJG
    Starting at $7.95

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