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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

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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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  1. Starting at $14.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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. Learn More →
  2. Starting at $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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. Learn More →
  3. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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. Learn More →
  4. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    The Moon Flower gets its name from large, pure white blooms that come out at night and close before mid day. The blooms are also sweetly fragrant. Annual. (Ipomea alba) Learn More →
  5. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Dazzling red blooms steal the show in the summer garden! Tall, vining foliage can reach up to 10” tall and these gorgeous flowers are perfect for fences, mailboxes, or lampposts. Annual. Learn More →
  6. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides) Learn More →
  7. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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. Learn More →
  8. Starting at $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Looking to create a bold statement in your meadow or garden this year? Our Cornflower Patriot Mixture blooms in red, white and blue, perfect to plant for your 4th of July celebration or any time of the season. So easy to grow, this Cornflower Mixture will grow in any sunny spot. Learn More →
  9. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Add bold, easy-to-grow color to your summer meadow or garden with our Zinnia Mardi Gras Mix. Blooming in rich purple, gold, and white, this Zinnia mixture is sure to liven up any property. Learn More →
  10. Starting at $41.80

    Per 1 Pound

    Want to plant for pollinators this season? We make it easy with our Pollinator Habitat Wildflower Collection. It includes 1/4 lb each of our four most popular pollinator mixtures: Pollinator Mix, Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix, Bee Mix and Beneficial Bug Mix. This collection has wildflower favorites for any pollinator, including butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and beneficial bugs. Not only will you be helping the dwindling pollinator population by planting this easy-to-pollinate collection, but you’ll also enjoy a rainbow of blooms starting in just weeks and coming back year after year. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  11. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Lemon Queen is a unique Sunflower variety that has pointed petals and chocolate-brown centers, making for fabulous summer bouquets. Try planting this easy-to-grow variety every several weeks for blooms all summer long. Growing to be about 6’ tall, this variety is great for the back border of any garden or meadow. Learn More →
  12. $19.75

    Sale: $17.78

    Per 5 Packets

    Monarch butterflies not only create a gorgeous spectacle in the garden, but are also an integral part to pollination in our eco-system. This year, plant a variety of easy-to-grow wildflowers that Monarchs love! Our mixture of five varieties, including Zinnia, Cosmos and more, offers a rainbow of blooms, bringing Monarchs to and from your garden all season long! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  13. Starting at $4.95

    Per Packet

    Love Sunflowers but don’t have the room? This dwarf variety is the perfect choice! Growing to be about 18-25”, Dwarf Yellow Spray is great for border gardens. Before the flowers open, the green buds can be sautéed in a pan with butter and eaten – They taste like artichokes! The flowers also make for spectacular summer bouquets. Learn More →
  14. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Edible wildflowers have become increasingly popular in the culinary world, so why not grow your own? This mixture contains 16 flowers that are perfect for garnishing your favorite dishes and putting in salads, as well as brightening up your landscape with their gorgeous blooms! Learn More →
  15. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Pretty in pink! Create a charming meadow of pink wildflowers all season long with our Pink Wildflower Mix. Containing 12 different annual and perennial wildflowers, this hardy mixture will brighten any garden or meadow. Learn More →
  16. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Looking to add a big splash of color on your course this season? This mixtures contains 15 colorful wildflowers that will turn those hard to mow areas into a rainbow of color. Cut down on mowing and water with a wildflower planting on your course this year! Learn More →
  17. Starting at $4.95

    Per Packet

    Native to Missouri, this easy-to-grow, drought tolerant variety grows to be only 6-12” tall. Large, cheerful yellow blooms can reach 5” across and are slightly fragrant, blooming in the late spring to summer. This showy variety is perfect for almost any garden or meadow and even tolerates light shade. Missouri Primrose also self-seeds, coming back year after year. Learn More →
  18. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    Bright yellow blooms are streaked with mahogany, making this Marigold a gorgeous addition to any flower or vegetable garden. This easy-to-grow annual is perfect for a child’s first garden. Learn More →
  19. Starting at $4.95

    Per Packet

    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 →
  20. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    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 →
  21. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    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 →
  22. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Looking to add a big splash of color for a client this year? Look no further. Our "Big Blooms" wildflower mix will do just that. This wildflower mixtures contains 30 colorful species that will add big color all season long. Easy to install and the best value for your money, this mix has it all! Learn More →
  23. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Brighten up your roadsides and walkways this year with our proven "Show Stopper" wildflower mix. This mixtures contains 12 colorful species that will turn those hard to mow areas into a rainbow of color. Save time and money, cut down on mowing and watering with a wildflower planting this season. Learn More →
  24. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Less watering and less mowing! This environmentally friendly wildflower mix will allow you to do both this year. A hearty blend 21 different wildflowers, this mix will save you time and money. Cut down on mowing and watering this season with a wildflower planting on your course this year! Learn More →
  25. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual. Learn More →
  26. Starting at $29.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  27. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  28. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    This is one of the "other" Black-eyed Susans. Grows to 3 ft with small flowers in gold splotched brown. Annual. Learn More →
  29. Starting at $8.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    This brilliant bloom lights up whole meadows when conditions are right. Full sun or partial shade. Annual. Learn More →
  30. Starting at $5.95

    Sale: $5.06

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  31. Starting at $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual. Learn More →
  32. Starting at $5.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  33. Starting at $25.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Organic Sunflower seeds "Evening Colors" For Sunflower lovers: Red, Yellow, Orange, Multicolored. 6-8'. Annual. Learn More →
  34. Starting at $49.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Taiyo" this is one of the sunflowers now widely used by florists. Only 5-6 ft. Annual. Learn More →
  35. Starting at $15.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Organic Sunflower Seeds "Velvet Queen." This one grows to 6' tall with large deep mahogany red flowers. Annual. Learn More →
  36. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Organic Calendula "Pacific Beauty" Mix is beautiful in a meadow and edible too. Annual. Learn More →
  37. Starting at $12.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual. Learn More →
  38. Starting at $7.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
    Looking for Marigold seeds in packets? Learn More →
  39. Starting at $3.95

    Per Packet

    The is the large-flowered "Oriental Poppy", so loved in gardens. Our seed is the ancestral orange, 4" flowers. Perennial. Learn More →
  40. Starting at $19.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    This is Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark, great for meadows. To 5 ft. for mid to late bloom. Annual. Learn More →
  41. Starting at $18.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Hollyhock is not technically a wildflower, but so many want it for meadows, here it is. Mixed colors. Biennial. Learn More →
  42. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    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 →
  43. Starting at $17.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Varieties that are native to your area not only grow stronger in your garden, but also help the local pollinator population. Our Native Northeast Mixture contains 18 wildflowers, including New England Aster, Butterfly Weed, Wild Lupine and more, that are native to the Northeast. This variety of annuals and perennials will provide show-stopping color in the first season and for years to come. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Learn More →
  44. Starting at $10.95

    Per 1/2 Pound

    A special mixture that is half wildflowers, half grains & grasses favored by small wildlife. To create a flowering habitat area. Learn More →
  45. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Bring beautiful wildlife into your garden or meadow with our Butterfly & Hummingbird Seed Mix. It contains 16 wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that will attract winged friends. This mixture is designed to provide stunning color all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials. Learn More →
  46. Starting at $9.95

    Sale: $8.46

    Per 1/4 Pound

    Our Dry Area Mix is perfect for areas that are out of the way or regions that have water restrictions. It contains 25 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that are drought tolerant. This mix is designed to bloom all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials. Learn More →
  47. Starting at $9.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    A mostly annual mixture that blooms quickly and stays below knee high. Great for containers, edging & fronting other plants. Learn More →
  48. Starting at $13.95

    Per 1/4 Pound

    This famous medicinal herb has more history than most any flower. It "takes over", so use carefully. Perennial. 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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