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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. 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

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. 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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  3. 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

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  4. 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 SALE: $9.85

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. 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

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  6. 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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  7. 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

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  8. 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 $13.95

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  9. California Poppy Seeds

     
    4.0
    Lights up whole hills on the Pacific, but will do the same anywhere. No meadow can be without it. Annual.
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    Item #: ESCG
    Starting at $9.95

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  10. Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    So easy to grow and so reliable, annual cosmos lights up in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. You’ll have plenty of blooms for cutting, too. A perfect addition to any custom blend. Annual.
    Looking for Cosmos seeds in packets?
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    Item #: COSG
    Starting at $9.95

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  11. 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

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  12. 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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  13. Texas Bluebonnet Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the world's great wildflowers, Bluebonnet is not easy, even in Texas. Once happy, it's spectacular. Annual.
    Looking for Texas Bluebonnet seeds in packets?
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    Item #: LUTG
    Starting at $15.95

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  14. 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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  15. Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty

     
    4.0
    Our visitors demanded these--hybrids in a range of colors. Great for meadow color late in the season. Annual.
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    Item #: HABG
    Starting at $8.95

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  16. 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 $12.95

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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 $3.95

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

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  23. Scarlet Sage Seeds

     
    4.5
    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial.
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    Item #: SACG
    Starting at $21.95

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  24. Zinnia Seeds Persian Carpet

     
    5.0
    Mexican Zinnia "Persian Carpet Mix" is a spectacular splash of bi-colors growing only 12 to 16" tall. Annual
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    Item #: ZHPCG
    Starting at $30.95

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  25. 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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  26. Blazing Star Seeds

    This purple-spiked native of the prairie is so loved it's a florist favorite. Loves dry gritty soil, full sun. Perennial.
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    Item #: LISG
    Starting at $24.95

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  27. 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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  28. California Poppy Seeds White Linen

    "White Linen" is the pristine white version of the California Poppy. A great variation on a favorite flower. Annual
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    Item #: ECWLG
    Starting at $19.95

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  29. 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

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  30. Lemon Mint Seeds

    One of the scented wild mints that flowers with lavender-pink flowers. Butterfly favorite. Annual.
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    Item #: MONG
    Starting at $10.95

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