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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 $4.95

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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) Learn More →
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    Wild Senna is a native wildflower that serves many purposes in the garden or meadow. The bright yellow blooms attract a parade of pollinators to the summer garden and come autumn, the leaves change colors and seed pods provide nourishment for a variety of birds. Growing to be about 5’, plant Wild Senna in the back border of a garden or wildflower meadow. (Perennial) Learn More →
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    Downy Wood Mint is a versatile native wildflower, thriving in almost any soil type and tolerating full sun to partial shade. Spiky purple/pink flowers bloom for several weeks in the early summer, attracting a variety of birds, bees, and butterflies to the garden. Deer resistant and easy to grow. (Perennial) Learn More →
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    Foxglove Beardtongue is a pollinator magnet, attracting a wide variety of bees to the early summer garden, including honeybees, mason bees, bumblebees and even hummingbirds and butterflies. This native wildflower is extremely easy to grow, thriving in full sun to partial shade. Each stalk produces multiple white blooms in late spring to early summer. Deer resistant and easy to naturalize. (Perennial) Learn More →
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    Prairie Smoke’s pink, bell-shaped blooms create a unique show in the late spring to early summer. This native wildflower gets its name from the flowers as they go to seed; the bells open up and create wispy, silky blooms that resemble smoke. Fern-like foliage turns to a deep shade of red in the winter months. Spectacular! Deer resistant and drought tolerant. (Perennial) Learn More →
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    A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Anemone canadensis is a large-flowered wildling that spreads in moist spots. Perennial Learn More →
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    A tall (to 7') aster for semi-shade, great in a woodland garden. Daisy like-white flowers top every stem. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Queen of the Prairie produces plumy, light pink blooms and is a unique addition to any wildflower garden. Perennial. (Filipendula rubra) Learn More →
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    This unique plant produces striking, purple flowers that even in maturity look like large buds. Bottle Gentian prefers moist, rich soil and is great for planting near bodies of water. Perennial. (Gentiana andrewsii) Learn More →
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    Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms. Learn More →
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    Desmondium canadense is great for shady, moist wild gardens. Lovely foliage and flowers. Perennial Learn More →
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    Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms. Perennial Learn More →
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    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkey Flower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial Learn More →
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    Lilium superbum is our most spectacular and largest native lily, a treasure for wild gardens. Perennial Learn More →
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    Baptisia australis Alba is the pure white version of this wild blue flower of legend and lore. Native all over the east and midwest. (Perennial) Learn More →
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    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial Learn More →
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    G. maculatum is the much-loved true "wild geranium" of No. America. A must for wild gardens. Learn More →
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    This is the rare, true blue indigo, endangered in some areas, common in others. Great for wild meadows. Perennial. Learn More →
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    This famous wildflower is not really an aster, but has always been called "Prairie Aster" or "Tahoka Daisy." Annual. 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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    This stunning wildflower spreads quickly and its charming, pink blooms make a great ground cover. Perennial. (Saponaria ocymoides) Learn More →
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    This striking coneflower produces pure, white blooms with contrasting orange/brown centers. A great cut flower. Perennial. (Echinacea purpurea alba) Learn More →
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    Providing a wonderfully-changing story in your garden, Solomon’s Plume illuminates the spring garden with elegant white plumes, followed by bright red berries in the fall. Will thrive in partial shade and under Oak and Pine trees. 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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