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Northeast

Wildflower Seeds for Your Region*

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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).

*Northeast Region includes: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT and WV.
Good for Province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

The Wildflowers of the Northeast

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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. 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

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  2. 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

    As Low As $29.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  3. 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

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  4. 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

    As Low As $24.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  5. Moss Verbena Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the biggest colormakers in our southwestern deserts. Carpets whole slopes, likes dry soil. Annual.
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    Item #: VERG

    As Low As $22.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  6. California Poppy Seeds Splendid Mix

     
    3.5
    "Splendid Mix" of California Poppies gives you all the colors. Just as dependable as the pure orange. Annual.
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    Item #: ECSMG

    As Low As $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  7. Foxglove Seeds

     
    3.0
    A famous medicinal (used for heart medicine), Foxglove is native to England; blooms in light shade up to 5 ft. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIGG

    As Low As $20.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  8. 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

    As Low As $12.95

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  9. 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

    As Low As $4.95

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  10. Mixed Red Poppy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Reds, pinks, whites & doubles. All are technically "Red Poppy", but this mix is often called "Shirley" Poppies. Annual.
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    Item #: PRMG

    As Low As $12.95

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  11. 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

    As Low As $15.95

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  12. Four O'Clock Seed Mix

     
    5.0
    This mix gives you all the bright Four O'Clock colors. Glossy-leaved plants, 12 to 36." Roots can be lifted in fall.
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    Item #: MJMXG

    As Low As $4.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  13. Low Grow Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    A mostly annual mixture that blooms quickly and stays below knee high. Great for containers, edging & fronting other plants.
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    Item #: LGG

    As Low As $9.95

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  14. None so Pretty or Catchfly Seeds

     
    3.5
    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual.
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    Item #: SIAG

    As Low As $8.95

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  15. Organic Sunflower Seeds Taiyo

    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: HETG

    As Low As $12.95

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  16. Cosmos Seeds Picotee

    "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: COPG

    As Low As $17.95

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  17. Farewell to Spring Seeds

     
    1.0
    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

    As Low As $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  18. Chinese Forget Me Not Seeds

     
    3.5
    The annual of this famous flower, Chinese Forget-Me-Nots are a snap to grow. Little blue flowers. Annual.
    Looking for Forget Me Not seeds in packets?
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    Item #: CYNG

    As Low As $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  19. Cosmos Seeds Candystripe

     
    3.0
    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual.
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    Item #: CBCSG

    As Low As $18.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

  20. Sulphur Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    The is the "Other" Cosmos. With stunning orange to yellow flowers, a great source of color in any region. Annual.
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    Item #: CSSG

    As Low As $8.95

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