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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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"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. 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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  2. 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 $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. 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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. All Perennial Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    The All Perennial Mix contains 18 hardy perennials that will begin blooming in their second year with increased blooms each year after. The beautiful, long-lasting results are worth it if you can wait one year for blooms!
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    Item #: APG
    Starting at $10.95

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  5. Common Milkweed Seeds

     
    2.0
    This gorgeous plant produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love. Common Milkweed is one of the Monarch Butterflies’ favorite plants and will bring many winged friends to your garden or meadow. Milkweed can be a challenge to grow but once established it will thrive for years to come and spread quickly. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASSG
    Starting at $3.95

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  6. Swamp Milkweed Seeds

     
    3.5
    Swamp Milkweed is a red, showier variety of Common Milkweed. It is extremely elegant, producing willowy foliage and cherry-red blooms. It will also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or meadow. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASIG
    Starting at $3.95

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  7. Big Leaf Aster Seeds

    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASMP

    Starting at $3.95

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  8. Wild Golden Glow Seeds

    Also known as Cutleaf Coneflower, this cheerful wildflower grows to be about 7 feet tall and makes a grand statement in the late season garden. Golden petals surround a green cone, creating a beautiful statement that also attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.
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    Item #: RULAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  9. Flat Top Aster Seeds

    A tall (to 7') aster for semi-shade, great in a woodland garden. Daisy like-white flowers top every stem. Perennial.
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    Item #: ASUP

    Starting at $3.95

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  10. 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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  11. St. John's Wort Seeds

    Hypericum perforatum The bright yellow flower of legend and lore, plus the new medicinal craze. Perennial
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    Item #: HYPP

    Starting at $3.95

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  12. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  13. Cardinal Flower Seeds

     
    4.0
    America's most vivid wildflower' according to experts. Must have damp soil, sun or shade. Perennial
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    Item #: LOCP

    Starting at $3.95

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  14. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  15. Solomon's Plume Seeds

     
    1.5
    Providing a wonderfully-changing story in your garden, Solomon’s Plume illuminates the spring garden with elegant white plumes, followed by bright red berries in the fall. Will thrive in partial shade and under Oak and Pine trees. Perennial.
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    Item #: SMRAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  16. Johnny Jump Up Seeds

     
    4.5
    This is the much-loved wild violet form native to Europe. Once it is established, it spreads rapidly. Perennial.
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    Item #: VITG
    Starting at $29.95

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  17. Turtlehead Seeds

    Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green foliage. This native plant plays a vital role in nature – It acts as a host plant for several butterfly variety’s larvae and its nectar attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.
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    Item #: CHGLP

    Starting at $3.95

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  18. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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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. Ohio Spiderwort Seeds

    Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms. Perennial
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    Item #: TROP

    Starting at $3.95

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  21. Bee Balm Seeds

     
    5.0
    This is the monarda with pink flowers and leaves famous for making tea. Also called "Oswego Tea." Perennial
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    Item #: MOFP

    Starting at $3.95

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  22. Bottle Gentian Seeds

     
    4.0
    This unique plant produces striking, purple flowers that even in maturity look like large buds. Bottle Gentian prefers moist, rich soil and is great for planting near bodies of water. Perennial. (Gentiana andrewsii)
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    Item #: GEAP

    Starting at $3.95

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  23. 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 $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  24. Tall Evening Primrose Seeds

    Large, showy flowers illuminate in the summer months and reach heights up to 60”. This golden-yellow beauty is easy to grow and fragrant, attracting winged wildlife to the garden or meadow. Biennial.
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    Item #: OEHOG
    Starting at $24.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  25. 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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  26. Rattlesnake Master Seeds

    A native prairie perennial, Rattlesnake Master is extremely adaptable and easy to grow, boasting bluish/green foliage and white blooms with unique seed pods that add texture after the blooms have finished. Perennial.
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    Item #: ERYUP

    Starting at $3.95

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  27. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  28. Goat's Rue Seeds

    Also known Wild Sweetpea or Catgut, this unique wildflower’s bi-color blooms are a true show-stopper in the late spring garden or meadow. This native perennial is easy to grow and drought-tolerant. Perennial.
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    Item #: TEVIP

    Starting at $3.95

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  29. 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

    Starting at $3.95

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  30. Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms.
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    Item #: RUSP

    Starting at $3.95

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