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Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix

Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
1/4 Pound - covers 500-1000 square feet
Price: $17.95
1/2 Pound - covers 1000-1500 square feet
Price: $33.95
1 Pound - covers 2000-3000 square feet
Price: $57.95

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Quick Overview

18 Wildflowers, all native to the Northeast including New England Aster, Butterfly Weed, and other treasured species.

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SKU NENG
States 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.
Common Name Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 500-1000 square feet.
1/2 lb covers 1000-1500 square feet.
1 lb covers 2000-3000 square feet.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Suggested Uses Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Ideal Growing Region Northeast
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description

Most wildflowers native to the northeast are perennials. And the mixture includes some of the finest from New England Aster to Red Columbine to Butterfly Weed and Joe Pye Weed, all treasured species. This makes this mixture the perfect blend for homeowners who are serious about having a sun-drenched all-native meadow and are willing to invest not only the cost of this necessarily expensive mix, but also the time it will take until full bloom. But for the patient, serious meadow gardener, this mixture creates a particularly permanent and rewarding selection of hardy perennials that will increase over the years.

This premium mix includes 18 native wildflowers: 1 annual for first-year color, plus 17 perennials & biennials for second and successive years' bloom.

  Botanical Name Common Name Life Cycle Color Height Bloom Season
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Red Columbine Perennial Red 24" Summer
Asclepias incarnata Red Milkweed Perennial Pink 48" Summer
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed Perennial Orange 36" Summer
Aster novae angliae New England Aster Perennial Purple 48" Summer/Fall
Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea Annual Yellow 36" Spring
Coreopsis lanceolata Lance-Leaf Coreopsis Perennial Yellow 48" Summer/Fall
Eupatorium maculatum Spotted Joe Pye Weed Perennial Pink 96" Summer/Fall
Gaillardia pulchella Indian Blanket Annual Red, Yellow 24" Summer
Heliopsis helianthoides Ox-Eye Sunflower Perennial Yellow 72" Summer
Liatris spicata Blazing Star or Gayfeather Perennial Purple 48" Summer/Fall
Lupinus perennis Wild Lupine Perennial Blue 36" Spring/Summer
Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot Perennial Pink 48" Summer/Fall
Oenothera biennis Evening Primrose Biennial Yellow 48" Summer
  Penstemon digitalis Beard Tongue Perennial White 36" Spring
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Perennial Yellow/Orange 30" Summer/Fall
  Rudbeckia submentosa Sweet Coneflower Perennial Yellow/Orange 30" Summer/Fall
  Rudbeckia triloba Brown-eyed Susan Annual Yellow 60" Fall
Solidago rigida Rigid Goldenrod Perennial Yellow 60" Summer
Reviews

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3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (11)
  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (6)
  • Pest resistant (5)
  • Vivid colors (5)

Cons

  • Colors not as expected (3)
  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (9)
  • Cut flowers (6)
  • Erosion control (5)
  • Border control (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (10)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

northeastern wildflower mix

We have several acres in upper Bucks County in southeastern PA, not far from the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. The garden zone is 6B, and we needed wildflower seed for a large area...Read complete review

We have several acres in upper Bucks County in southeastern PA, not far from the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. The garden zone is 6B, and we needed wildflower seed for a large area around a drainage basin. Our intent is to decrease the amount of lawn to be mowed, and to give habitat back to butterflies and birds.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

End of Year One- THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX

We have a largish section of our acreage that I wanted to turn into a native wildflower meadow. I found American Meadow's mix after doing a Google search, and had a friend of...Read complete review

We have a largish section of our acreage that I wanted to turn into a native wildflower meadow. I found American Meadow's mix after doing a Google search, and had a friend of mine, who is a wildlife biologist and former park ranger, check the list of included seeds to make sure that was I was getting was actually wildflowers native to my region (you probably wouldn't be shocked to know that lots of companies pass off exotics as "native").

He said that the plants included in the NE Wildflower mix were, in fact, natives, and so I bought a pound of seed. I followed the helpful and detailed instructions, and planted in the fall, using the sand-to-seed trick, and making a tamping board to insure proper soil contact.

Then I waited. Waiting, it seems, is the moral of this story.

This year was the first year. Anyone expecting three season, glorious color in year one is going to be disappointed. The main spring flower in the mix is lupine, which, as a perennial, will not bloom the first year from seed. So that meant my large space spent months and months looking like a weedy, abandoned lot. Yes, lots of things germinated, but none of them were first year spring color things.

So I waited.

By the beginning of July, however, my patience was rewarded with the arrival of the sweet coneflower, the black eyed susan, and the partridge pea (a new plant to me, and one I was immediately smitten with). I saw one-one!- brown eyed susan, one of each type of coreopsis, and a handful of indian blanket.

So while I now have a lovely yellow wildflower scene, it is composed entirely of only three kinds of flowers. None of the milkweeds grew (not even first year foliage). No butterfly weed, no evening primroses, no aster.

Which means I'll do what? I'll wait of course. What the garden shows me next year will be different from this year (which is why I'm puzzled by 4-star reviews from people who haven't even planted their mix yet), and while I hesitated even writing a first year review, I did so mostly to caution people that this garden is not for the impatient or faint of heart. It will take time and daring.

This fall, I will overseed with the original mix again, but also order some aster and milkweed seeds, just to increase my chances of seeing them in future years. If nothing else, I'm being taught a lesson in patience.

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4.0

First Season: Blanket of Gold

By Native Gardener :)

from Central Maryland

About Me Getting Started

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beneficial Insects - Bees
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance

Cons

  • Colors Not As Expected

Best Uses

  • Border Control
  • Containers
  • Cut Flowers
  • Erosion Control
  • Large Areas
  • Raised Beds

Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

Disclaimer: I mixed these seeds with some others that I purchased from a different site. I also miscalculated and planted WAY too much seed in one location - using almost the whole lot in about 100 square feet - so I'll be attempting to transplant a lot this fall.

Process: We removed a row of sod 2 feet wide along our fence and sprinkled the seed with a tablespoon to get even coverage (I'm a little OCD about this stuff.) We watered regularly for the first month or so.

Results: TONS of Partridge pea were the first to pop up, followed by an abundance of black eyed susans and a smatering of indian blanket. So far, these are the only blooms this season. While it's been a fantastic show, I'm really hoping to see more color variation next season! Fingers Crossed!!

 
3.0

End of Year One- THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX

By Cari

from Simsbury, CT

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance

Cons

  • Colors Not As Expected
  • Slow Growth

Best Uses

  • Large Areas

Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

We have a largish section of our acreage that I wanted to turn into a native wildflower meadow. I found American Meadow's mix after doing a Google search, and had a friend of mine, who is a wildlife biologist and former park ranger, check the list of included seeds to make sure that was I was getting was actually wildflowers native to my region (you probably wouldn't be shocked to know that lots of companies pass off exotics as "native").

He said that the plants included in the NE Wildflower mix were, in fact, natives, and so I bought a pound of seed. I followed the helpful and detailed instructions, and planted in the fall, using the sand-to-seed trick, and making a tamping board to insure proper soil contact.

Then I waited. Waiting, it seems, is the moral of this story.

This year was the first year. Anyone expecting three season, glorious color in year one is going to be disappointed. The main spring flower in the mix is lupine, which, as a perennial, will not bloom the first year from seed. So that meant my large space spent months and months looking like a weedy, abandoned lot. Yes, lots of things germinated, but none of them were first year spring color things.

So I waited.

By the beginning of July, however, my patience was rewarded with the arrival of the sweet coneflower, the black eyed susan, and the partridge pea (a new plant to me, and one I was immediately smitten with). I saw one-one!- brown eyed susan, one of each type of coreopsis, and a handful of indian blanket.

So while I now have a lovely yellow wildflower scene, it is composed entirely of only three kinds of flowers. None of the milkweeds grew (not even first year foliage). No butterfly weed, no evening primroses, no aster.

Which means I'll do what? I'll wait of course. What the garden shows me next year will be different from this year (which is why I'm puzzled by 4-star reviews from people who haven't even planted their mix yet), and while I hesitated even writing a first year review, I did so mostly to caution people that this garden is not for the impatient or faint of heart. It will take time and daring.

This fall, I will overseed with the original mix again, but also order some aster and milkweed seeds, just to increase my chances of seeing them in future years. If nothing else, I'm being taught a lesson in patience.

 
4.0

Amazing meadow!

By Becky Who Is Hoping for Quail

from Central Virginia

About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started, Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    We disced up 3/4 of an acre many, many times to prepare for our native wildflower meadow. Seeds went in this past June and it's been beautiful ever since. Many flowers are taller than 6 foot Dave--pretty amazing. We'll mow when everything is dried and dead and hope for a repeat next summer. Lots of birds and bees and turkeys and deer patrolling through. I am hoping to provide a habitat for bob whites that I used to hear in my youth.

     
    4.0

    Awaiting fall planting season

    By Pgc

    from Lincoln, ri

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant

    Cons

    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Cut Flowers
    • Erosion Control
    • Large Areas
    • Support Native Animals

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    We will be planting soon, will take some prep work for best outcome. You Can't just throw by the fistful into your lawn.

     
    5.0

    As good as gold!

    By Beth

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Needs Extensive Watering

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    A wildlife sanctuary in your own backyard! I'm looking forward to more varieties of butterflies and birds visiting the garden next year. I found out that some kind of animal -- not sure whether it's a deer or raccoon or other critter -- loves the Evening primrose -- and so I found out that there are edible flowers in this garden!

     
    4.0

    Easy

    By Dee

    from Cape cod ma

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance

    Cons

    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Cut Flowers

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    Little to no maintenance

     
    1.0

    Flowers DID NOT grow

    By Larry

    from Mt Laurel, NJ

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    These flowers did not grow at all. I might have had a few of the yellow flowers pop up after a couple of months but that was it. Nothing at all like the picture. This ended up being a waste of money.

     
    4.0

    lots of cosmos

    By bryan

    from new castle de

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

    • Colors Not As Expected

    Best Uses

    • Cut Flowers
    • Erosion Control
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    to many cosmos they out grow everything else

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not that great

    By david

    from skaneateles new york

    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

    most of the seeds did not germinate at all. I am left with a row of dirt and hardly any palnts. I planted the seeds in the fall and followed all instructions. Disappointment is my closest friend.

     
    5.0

    For the lazy gardener

    By Lazy gardener

    from Forest Lake, PA

    About Me Lazy gardener

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Erosion Control
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

      Once the area was preped all these seeds required was an occasional weeding at the start. I have color in areas where nothing else seemed to grow with little effort. I plan to order more for my difficult areas next season.Lazy

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Mix!

      By farma d

      from putnam valley, ny

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

          The flowers are growing amazingly well!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Lots of yellow so far.

          By North Street Gardener

          from Montpelier, Vermont

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance

          Cons

          • Slow to start growing

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

          It took a couple of months for the first flowers to appear. I sowed the same day that I tilled but still had to weed every few days to keep down the competition. Now, three months from sowing, I have a healthy patch of rudbeckia with a smattering of a few other species. I'm hoping I'll have more variety next year. I like the fact that the brown-eyed susan is doing so well.

           
          4.0

          northeastern wildflower mix

          By rds

          from southeastern PA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Can't really think of any

          Best Uses

          • Cut Flowers
          • Erosion Control
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

          We have several acres in upper Bucks County in southeastern PA, not far from the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. The garden zone is 6B, and we needed wildflower seed for a large area around a drainage basin. Our intent is to decrease the amount of lawn to be mowed, and to give habitat back to butterflies and birds.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Too early to say for this year.

          By chris.vmd

          from arnold MD

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lawn
              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

              The seeds came up last year fine, and I had blossoms. I have a lot come up this year, one variety in particular, but no blooms because its early yet. I'll know more in another few weeks.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I can't wait for spring!

              By Sleepyhead

              from Fairfield County Connecticut

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

                  I ordered these seeds for early winter planting. They've been in the ground getting their time of chilliness and moisture. As soon as the weather warms up, they should be popping their little leaves right out of the dirt! I can't wait to see my nasty dirty muddy bare yard transformed into a glorious meadow of all-native New England wildflowers!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  excellent mix

                  By lach

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Native Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix:

                    I have used this mix in a sunny, woodland border and it has turned out great. The mix offers native species which I try to plant whenever possible as I live next to a conservation area.

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                    • Personal

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