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, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV as well as Quebec and the Eastern Provinces.

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    Native to the Midwest, Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) 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. Learn More →
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    Looking for a unique addition to your garden or meadow this year? This annual Ice Plant mixture is the perfect choice! Vibrant colors of orange, pink, purple, red and yellow liven up the summer garden and this succulent is easy to grow, needing full sun and well-draining soil. Learn More →
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    Golden, daisy-like blooms illuminate the early summer garden and unlike other Gazania, Colorado Gold is cold hardy. This perennial prefers well-draining soil and is drought tolerant once established. Learn More →
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    This long-blooming annual is native to the United States and attracts pollinators to the garden. Small, bright-yellow blooms grow to be only about 12” tall and Dwarf Helenium requires no dead-heading for prolonged blooms. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    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. Learn More →
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    Cleome is the tall pinkish flower that blooms in wide "spider-like" flowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual. Learn More →
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    This is the tall, droopy Black-Eyed Susan from the plains. Plants can be make major color in meadows. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This wild violet is loved in gardens all over the world and once established, can spread rapidly. The iconic blooms are a cheerful purple and yellow with a white ‘face,’ resembling the pansy. Growing to be only 4-12” tall, this is a staple at the edge of the meadow or underneath trees. If planted in partial shade, Johnny Jump Ups can bloom all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial. Learn More →
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    This quick-blooming, fragrant annual has been a staple of the meadow and garden for centuries. Although blooming mostly white, Sweet Alyssum will sometimes surprise with a touch of pink blooms. Growing to be 8-16” tall, this smaller beauty can be planted in the front of the garden or meadow or even in containers. Sweet Alyssum is deer resistant and tolerates partial shade. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual. Learn More →
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    Vivid Blue Sage is perennial in warm zones, but an annual in cold areas. To 2 ft. Perennial. Learn More →
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    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This member of the famous Gilia family is a western native but does well anywhere in sun with dry conditions. Annual Learn More →
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    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual. Learn More →
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    Crimson Clover’s strawberry-red blooms add fun color to any meadow. Growing to be 24-36” tall, we recommend planting this variety at the front of the garden or meadow. Not to be confused with the tough perennial red clovers that can take over a meadow, Crimson Clover is a non-invasive annual that can help enhance your soil and attract pollinators to the garden or meadow. Gorgeous on its own or paired with other wildflowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Not the florist favorite, but the single wild form. First bloom in mixtures: "White lace on your meadow." Annual.
    Looking for Baby's Breath seeds in packets? Learn More →
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    Calendula not only provides knockout blooms in the garden, but also can be used to garnish salads and other culinary creations. Growing to be only 24” tall, we love planting Calendula in the front of the meadow or in a small cutting garden near the house, ready to be snipped and added to our favorite meals. Bright yellow and orange flowers ignite the late season garden and are easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual. Learn More →
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    A wildflower so beautiful, it's a garden flower too. Native to the NW, but happy anywhere. Great color. Annual. Learn More →
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    Tiny blue flowers are an iconic addition to any garden. Although not a ‘true’ forget-me-not, this species has very similar flowers. This easy-to-grow annual blooms just weeks after planting and grows in almost any sunny spot. Chinese Forget Me Not attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden and makes for gorgeous cut flowers. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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    Great color for the front of the meadow in mid-summer, only 1 ft. tall. Favors dry, gritty soils, like its homeland. Annual. Learn More →
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    One of the biggest colormakers in our southwestern deserts. Carpets whole slopes, likes dry soil. Annual. Learn More →
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    Who doesn’t love true blue blooms? Chicory is famous for painting roadsides with its electric blue flowers, creating a spectacular summer show. This variety will grow in almost any sunny spot and delight with elegant blooms year after year. Chicory is also edible, adding gorgeous color to your favorite summer salads. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Velvet Queen." This one grows to 6' tall with large deep mahogany red flowers. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
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    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual. Learn More →
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    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets? Learn More →
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    Cosmos "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual. Learn More →
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    The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, 4" flowers. Perennial. Learn More →
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    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) Learn More →
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    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual. Learn More →
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    This is Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark, great for meadows. To 5 ft. for mid to late bloom. Annual. Learn More →
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    A west coast native that's happy anywhere. With all the blue wild lupines, this is the yellow stand-out. Annual. Learn More →
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    This species can turn the plains purple to the horizon. Great for dry areas. To 3 ft, mid-summer bloom. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This is the big blue hybrid. Not really wild, but we have many requests for this seed. Great for fences. Annual. Learn More →
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    Hollyhock is not technically a wildflower, but so many want it for meadows, here it is. Mixed colors. Biennial. Learn More →
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    Love cosmos but looking for a shorter variety? Cosmos Seeds Dwarf Mix is the perfect choice, growing to be just 2-4’ tall. Plant this colorful mixture in the front of the garden or meadow, or add to large containers in your small space or patio garden. Like all cosmos, this mixture is extremely easy to grow, attracts pollinators and blooms from summer until frost, offering up an abundance of flowers to cut and bring indoors. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
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    This deer-resistant variety adds rich, gorgeous color to the summer and fall garden. A perennial form of the native Black-Eyed Susan, the giant, bi-color double flowers ignite the garden year after year and are extremely easy to grow. Native Gloriosa Daisies grow to be 12-36” tall and tolerate partial shade. The unique blooms make for gorgeous summer bouquets. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial. Learn More →
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    The droopy, lemon-yellow daisy that's native to the plains. Tough, useful plant for full sun in dry areas. Perennial. Learn More →
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    A famous All-American perennial with drooping red petals. From dry open prairies, needs loose soils. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This famous medicinal herb has more history than most any flower. It "takes over", so use carefully. Perennial. Learn More →
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    We don't sell the roadside weed. This species is close in appearance, but not invasive. Annual. Learn More →

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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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