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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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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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"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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  1. Four O'Clock Seeds Pink

    The pink Four O'clocks are probably the top favorite. Flowers are clear pink and cover the neat bushy plants.
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    Item #: MJPKG
    Starting at $4.95

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  2. Blue Flag Iris Seeds

    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial
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    Item #: IRVP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  3. St. John's Wort Seeds

    Hypericum perforatum (commonly known as St. John's Wort) is a perennial herb that produces a bright yellow flower, which is often used with the leaves for medicinal purposes.
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    Item #: HYPP

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  4. Blue Columbine Seeds

    Lacy foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the intricate, delicate blue and white spurred blooms with long spurs. Perennial.
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    Item #: AQUG
    Starting at $65.95

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  5. Zinnia Seeds Canary Bird

    Zinnia Canary Bird’s name says it all – Large, brilliantly-yellow blooms that are extremely easy to grow and long-lasting. A bright, bold statement in the meadow or garden. Annual.
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    Item #: ZECBG
    Starting at $12.95

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  6. 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

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  7. Zinnia Seeds Luminosa

     
    4.0
    Sweet, pastel-pink blooms add charm to the summer garden and are a butterfly magnet. Cutting blooms actually promotes flowers to come up in their place, so this pink beauty is perfect for arrangements! Lovely on its own or paired with a white Zinnia variety. Annual.
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    Item #: ZELUG
    Starting at $13.95

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  8. 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

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  9. Dwarf Sulphur Cosmos Seeds Polidor

    An earlier-blooming Cosmos variety, Polidor ignites the summer garden with a striking mixture of orange, yellow and red blooms. Perfect for any meadow or garden, you will enjoy these semi-double blooms through the fall.
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    Item #: CSPG
    Starting at $9.95

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  10. Painted Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Painted Daisy, also known as Tricolor Daisy, is a stunning wild variety that has recently been naturalized in the US. The bright mix of colors will put on a show in any sunny part of the garden, just a few weeks after planting. (Chrysanthemum carinatum)
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    Item #: CCPDG
    Starting at $9.95

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  11. Four O'Clock Seeds Yellow

     
    4.0
    Rich golden yellow covers glossy-leaved plants. A lovely evening flower, opening around--yes, four o'clock.
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    Item #: MJYEG
    Starting at $5.95

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  12. White Yarrow Seeds

     
    3.0
    This famous medicinal herb has more history than most any flower. It "takes over", so use carefully. Perennial.
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    Item #: ACHG
    Starting at $10.95

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  13. Monkey Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial
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    Item #: MIRP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  14. Money Plant Seeds

     
    5.0
    Money plant's flowers are striking in the spring garden, but the name alludes to the round, flat seedpods that resemble coins. Biennial.
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    Item #: LUNG
    Starting at $11.95

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  15. Red Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

    Red Cornflower is a dwarf variety that adds drama to the meadow or garden with full, red blooms. Red Cornflower is easy to grow and quick blooming. Try pairing with White and Blue Cornflower for a spectacular burst of color in just weeks! Annual.
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    Item #: CCRG
    Starting at $8.95

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  16. Sunflower Seeds Dwarf Double Sungold

     
    5.0
    This unique Sunflower has an extremely soft texture and is truly a fun statement in the garden. A shorter variety, Dwarf Sungold is perfect for the border of the garden and makes fabulous cut flowers. So easy to grow, this seed is perfect for a child’s first garden! Annual.
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    Item #: HADSG
    Starting at $10.95

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  17. Purple Prairie Clover Seeds

     
    4.0
    This species can turn the plains purple to the horizon. Great for dry areas. To 3 ft, mid-summer bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: PETG
    Starting at $19.95

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  18. Golden Alexanders Seeds

    This native wildflower is extremely easy to grow and delights in the early spring with clusters of cheerful yellow flowers on glossy foliage. Perennial.
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    Item #: ZIAUP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  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

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  20. Blue Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
    5.0
    This beauty is often called "Blue Cardinal Flower" since it is often planted with its famous red cousin. Easy. Perennial
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    Item #: LOSP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  21. Zig Zag Aster Seeds

    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial
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    Item #: APRP

    SALE: $3.95 $3.16

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  22. Sky Blue Aster Seeds

    This easy-to-grow wildflower produces stunning, violet-blue blooms. The flowers will attract beautiful wildlife to your garden. Perennial. (Aster azureus)
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    Item #: ASAP

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  23. Mexican Hat Seeds

    A famous All-American perennial with drooping red petals. From dry open prairies, needs loose soils. Perennial.
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    Item #: RARG
    Starting at $14.95

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  24. Zinnia Seeds Cherry Queen

     
    5.0
    Cherry Queen gets its name from bold, cherry red blooms that are a true knock-out in the meadow or garden. Gorgeous on its own and paired with other Zinnia varieties. Annual.
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    Item #: ZECQG
    Starting at $14.95

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  25. Mixed Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    4.5
    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual.
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    Item #: CCMG
    Starting at $5.95

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  26. Zinnia Seeds Purple Prince

    Huge, Dahlia-like blooms bring long-lasting purple beauty to the garden, flowering all summer until frost. A taller variety, Purple Prince is perfect as a backdrop for other Zinnias or planted on its own for a wonderfully-purple statement in the summer months! Annual.
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    Item #: ZEPPG
    Starting at $14.95

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  27. Oriental Poppy Seeds

     
    3.0
    The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, 4" flowers. Perennial.
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    Item #: POTG
    Starting at $3.95

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