Wildflowers For Attracting Pollinators

Wildflowers For Attracting Pollinators

Attract and support pollinators by planting vital wildflowers

Many gardeners are enthusiastically doing their part to support declining pollinator populations by planting nectar-rich wildflowers and host plants, in efforts to provide food and habitat. You can help feed your favorite butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and more by choosing to plant varieties attractive to pollinators. From our popular Pollinator Habitat Collection to our Monarch Perennial Seed Collection and our exclusive Regional Pollinator Mixtures, we make it easy to do good through gardening. All the seed we carry at American Meadows is Non-GMO, Neonicotinoid-Free and Guaranteed to Grow!

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  1. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and swallowtail butterfly

    Purple Coneflower, also called Echinacea, is famous across the country for its stunning purple flowers and golden center cones. A perennial butterfly and bee magnet, this native wild...

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    Purple Coneflower Seeds Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
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    Purple Coneflower, also called Echinacea, is famous across the country for its stunning purple flowers and golden center cones. A perennial butterfly and bee magnet, this native wildflower is extremely easy to grow and looks equally at home in the garden, meadow, or vase. Leave your Purple Coneflower planting in place over the winter to attract goldfinches and other songbirds. 100% pure, non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free seeds are guaranteed to grow.
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  2. White Turtlehead Seeds, Chelone glabra, Turtlehead

    Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green foliage. This native plant plays a vital role in nature – It acts as a host plan...

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    Turtlehead Seeds Turtlehead Chelone glabra
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    Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green foliage. This native plant plays a vital role in nature – It acts as a host plant for several butterfly variety’s larvae and its nectar attracts winged wildlife. Perennial.
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  3. White Whorled Milkweed Seeds, Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed

    Native to the Midwest, Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) grows almost anywhere and is a pollinator magnet, providing nectar to all bee varieties, hummingbirds, butterflies an...

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    Whorled Milkweed Seeds Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata
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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.
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  4. Showy Milkweed Seeds, Asclepias speciosa

    Similar to Common Milkweed in looks, Showy Milkweed has soft, pastel pink flower clusters with longer petals. This sun-loving asclepias grows well in dry, fast-draining soil and requ...

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    Showy Milkweed Seeds Showy Milkweed Asclepias speciosa
    $5.95 Sale $5.66
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    Similar to Common Milkweed in looks, Showy Milkweed has soft, pastel pink flower clusters with longer petals. This sun-loving asclepias grows well in dry, fast-draining soil and requires little supplemental water once established. A prolific and important nectar source for Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial bugs. Re-seeds readily. (Asclepias speciosa)
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  5. False Aster Seeds, Boltonia asteroides

    False Aster is a prolific bloomer, providing hundreds of small, white blooms on each plant from late summer until frost. This native wildflower is also an important source of pollen ...

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    False Aster Seeds False Aster Boltonia asteroides
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    False Aster is a prolific bloomer, providing hundreds of small, white blooms on each plant from late summer until frost. This native wildflower is also an important source of pollen for butterflies, bees, wasps and more. False Aster tolerates moist to wet soil, making it a great choice for a rain garden. (Perennial)
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  6. Giant Ironweed, Vernonia gigantea

    Giant Ironweed is a versatile perennial, growing in dry to moist soils from prairies to roadsides and woodlands. This native perennial provides food for birds, a nesting environment ...

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    Giant Ironweed Seeds Giant Ironweed Vernonia gigantea
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    Giant Ironweed is a versatile perennial, growing in dry to moist soils from prairies to roadsides and woodlands. This native perennial provides food for birds, a nesting environment for woodcocks and its prolific purple blooms attract a variety of pollinators. This vibrant perennial grows to be 9’ tall and blooms from July to September, multiplying steadily each year. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial
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  7. White Vervain, Verbena urticifolia

    White Vervain adds gorgeous texture to meadows with its single stemmed, white flower spikes. The nectar and pollen of this native wildflower attracts a variety of bees, butterflies a...

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    White Vervain Seeds White Vervain Verbena urticifolia
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    White Vervain adds gorgeous texture to meadows with its single stemmed, white flower spikes. The nectar and pollen of this native wildflower attracts a variety of bees, butterflies and wasps. White Vervain prefers partial shade and moist, fertile conditions, growing up to 5’ tall. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
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  8. Smooth Blue Aster, Aster laevis

    This elegant purple beauty is native to the U.S. and drought tolerant, thriving in dry areas including rocky ledges and meadows. Smooth Blue Aster prefers full sun and is a vital sou...

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    Smooth Blue Aster Seeds Smooth Blue Aster Aster laevis / Symphyotrichum laeve
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    This elegant purple beauty is native to the U.S. and drought tolerant, thriving in dry areas including rocky ledges and meadows. Smooth Blue Aster prefers full sun and is a vital source of nectar and pollen for a variety of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
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  9. Meadow Blazing Star Seeds, Liatris ligulistylis

    Meadow Blazing Star is a true monarch magnet, attracting butterflies (and other pollinators) to the late summer garden with unique purple blossoms. Tall, upright plants reach 5’ in...

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    Meadow Blazing Star Seeds Meadow Blazing Star Liatris ligulistylis
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    Meadow Blazing Star is a true monarch magnet, attracting butterflies (and other pollinators) to the late summer garden with unique purple blossoms. Tall, upright plants reach 5’ in height and are perfect for a meadow or perennial garden border. This easy-to-grow native wildflower grows in full sun to partial shade and tolerates average soil. Deer resistant. (Perennial)
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  10. White Heath Aster, Aster oblongifolius

    Daisy-like, white flowers provide vital nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. Heath Aster is native to the United States and grows to be about 2’ tall, delighting with numero...

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    Heath Aster Seeds Heath Aster Aster oblongifolius / Symphyotrichum ericoides
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    Daisy-like, white flowers provide vital nectar and pollen for butterflies and bees. Heath Aster is native to the United States and grows to be about 2’ tall, delighting with numerous blooms in the late summer meadow. This easy-to-grow perennial is drought tolerant and thrives in dry, clay soil, preferring as much sun as possible. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
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  11. Purple Pale Spiked Lobelia Seeds, Lobelia spicata, Pale Spiked Lobelia

    This deer-resistant beauty boasts shorter, spiky-blooms with pale-purple flowers. Blooming in the summer through fall, Pale Spiked Lobelia is a favorite with pollinators and can tole...

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    Pale Spiked Lobelia Seeds Pale Spiked Lobelia Lobelia spicata
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    This deer-resistant beauty boasts shorter, spiky-blooms with pale-purple flowers. Blooming in the summer through fall, Pale Spiked Lobelia is a favorite with pollinators and can tolerate drier conditions than other Lobelia.
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  12. Lead Plant Seeds, Amorpha canescens, Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Bousselot

    Lead Plant is a shrub-like native wildflower, growing to be about 36” tall and topped by a purple mass of spiky flowers in the mid-summer. This versatile, low-maintenance wildflowe...

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    Lead Plant Seeds Lead Plant Amorpha canescens
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    Lead Plant is a shrub-like native wildflower, growing to be about 36” tall and topped by a purple mass of spiky flowers in the mid-summer. This versatile, low-maintenance wildflower withstands drought and helps prevent soil erosion. The showy flowers attract a variety of butterflies to the garden.
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  13. Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

    Hoary Vervain is a drought tolerant perennial that boasts a long bloom time, often adding gorgeous purple flower spikes for up to six weeks in the late summer. This native variety’...

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    Hoary Vervain Seeds Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta
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    Hoary Vervain is a drought tolerant perennial that boasts a long bloom time, often adding gorgeous purple flower spikes for up to six weeks in the late summer. This native variety’s seeds provide vital nourishment for a variety of small animals and birds, making it a perfect choice for any sustainable planting. Hoary Vervain’s leaves are also a common larval host for the Common Buckeye Butterfly. This variety grows in full sun to part shade and is extremely easy to grow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
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  14. Purple Wild Petunia Seeds, Ruellia humilis, Wild Petunia

    Lovely, lavender blooms are funnel-shaped and bring colorful elegance to the summer garden. Wild Petunias drop their seed and spread quickly, returning year after year. Perennial....

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    Wild Petunia Seeds Wild Petunia Ruellia humilis
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    Lovely, lavender blooms are funnel-shaped and bring colorful elegance to the summer garden. Wild Petunias drop their seed and spread quickly, returning year after year. Perennial.
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  15. Big Leaf Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum muticum

    This native mint variety creates a blanket of white blooms in almost any meadow, growing to be about 3’ tall. Mountain Mint has a strong, pungent mint smell and is often used in co...

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    Big Leaf Mountain Mint Seeds Big Leaf Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum muticum
    $3.95 Sale $3.76
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    This native mint variety creates a blanket of white blooms in almost any meadow, growing to be about 3’ tall. Mountain Mint has a strong, pungent mint smell and is often used in cooking and making herbal tea. This easy-to-grow mint variety attracts native pollinators and thrives in moist conditions. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
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