Wildflowers For Attracting Pollinators

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Wildflowers For Attracting Pollinators

Wildflowers For Attracting Pollinators

Attract and support birds & 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
    As low as $22.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    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.
  2. Purple Blazing Star Seeds, Liatris spicata, Gayfeather

    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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    Blazing Star Seeds Blazing Star or Gayfeather Liatris spicata
    As low as $24.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    This purple-spiked native of the prairie is so loved it's a florist favorite. Loves dry gritty soil, full sun. Perennial.
  3. 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
    $4.95
    Per Packet
    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)
  4. Purple Rocky Mountain Penstemon Seeds, Penstemon strictus, Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    One of our lovliest Western perennial wildflowers--a handsome 3 ft. plant with colorful blue and white bloom....

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    Rocky Mountain Penstemon Seeds Rocky Mountain Beardtongue Penstemon strictus
    As low as $25.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    One of our lovliest Western perennial wildflowers--a handsome 3 ft. plant with colorful blue and white bloom.
  5. 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
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    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
  6. Aromatic Aster, Aster pilosus

    Aromatic Aster is one of the longest-blooming native asters, blooming up to two months in one season. The gorgeous, violet flowers add charm to any garden or meadow and delight the l...

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    Aromatic Aster Seeds Aromatic Aster Aster pilosus or Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
    $4.95
    Per Packet
    Aromatic Aster is one of the longest-blooming native asters, blooming up to two months in one season. The gorgeous, violet flowers add charm to any garden or meadow and delight the late season garden with prolific blooms. Growing to be about 1-3’ tall, this native perennial can be planted in a smaller perennial garden or in a prairie or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
  7. 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
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    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.
  8. Purple Pale Coneflower Seeds, Echinacea pallida

    This is the "pale" cousin of famed Purple Coneflower, and often the echinacea used in medicinal preparations. Perennial....

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    Pale Coneflower Seeds Pale Coneflower Echinacea pallida
    $3.95
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    This is the "pale" cousin of famed Purple Coneflower, and often the echinacea used in medicinal preparations. Perennial.
  9. Purple Blue Flag Iris Seeds, Iris versicolor, Blue Flag Iris

    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial...

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    Blue Flag Iris Seeds Blue Flag Iris Iris versicolor
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    The magnificent "wild blue iris" you see in wet meadows & along streams all over the northeast & upper midwest. Perennial
  10. Purple Big Leaf Aster Seeds, Aster macrophyllus

    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial....

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    Big Leaf Aster Seeds Big Leaf Aster Aster macrophyllus
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    Also known as "Largeleaf Aster," this tall beauty has lavender flowers, large heart-shaped leaves. Perennial.
  11. Downy Wood Mint

    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 ...

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    Downy Wood Mint Seeds Downy Wood Mint Blephilia ciliata
    $4.95
    Per Packet
    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)
  12. Purple and White Bird's Eyes Seeds, Gilia tricolor,

    This member of the famous Gilia family is a western native but does well anywhere in sun with dry conditions. Annual...

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    Bird's Eyes Seeds Bird's Eyes Gilia tricolor
    As low as $12.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    This member of the famous Gilia family is a western native but does well anywhere in sun with dry conditions. Annual
  13. Purple and White Lemon Mint Seeds, Monarda citriodora, Lemon Mint

    One of the scented wild mints that flowers with lavender-pink flowers. Butterfly favorite. Annual....

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    Lemon Mint Seeds Lemon Bee Balm Monarda citriodora
    As low as $19.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    One of the scented wild mints that flowers with lavender-pink flowers. Butterfly favorite. Annual.
  14. 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
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    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.
  15. Lead Plant Seeds, Amorpha canescens, Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Bousselot

    Leadplant 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 w...

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    Lead Plant Seeds Leadplant Amorpha canescens
    $4.95
    Per Packet
    Leadplant 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.
  16. Purple California Poppy Seeds Purple Gleam, Eschscholzia calfornica

    TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK UNTIL FEBRUARY. This unique California Poppy illuminates the late season meadow with stunning purple/pink blooms. A charming statement on its own or paired w...

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    California Poppy Seeds Purple Gleam California Poppy Purple Gleam Eschscholzia californica Purple Gleam
    As low as $18.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK UNTIL FEBRUARY. This unique California Poppy illuminates the late season meadow with stunning purple/pink blooms. A charming statement on its own or paired with the white California Poppy Ivory Castle. Annual.
  17. Purple and White Chinese Houses Seeds, Collinsia heterophylla, Chinese Houses

    Exquisite flowers like little pagodas gave this wildflower its name. Native to the NW, but easy anywhere. Annual....

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    Chinese Houses Seeds Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla
    As low as $10.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Exquisite flowers like little pagodas gave this wildflower its name. Native to the NW, but easy anywhere. Annual.
  18. Purple Blue Vervain Seeds, Verbena hastata, Blue Vervain

    A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial....

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    Blue Vervain Seeds Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial.
  19. Purple Zig Zag Aster Seeds, Aster prenanthoides

    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial...

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    Zig Zag Aster Seeds Zig Zag Aster Aster prenanthoides
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    Aster prenanthoides is one of our handsomest wildflowers for fall. Lavender blooms with bright yellow centers. Perennial
  20. Purple Ohio Spiderwort Seeds, Tradescantia ohiensis, Ohio Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms. Perennial...

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    Ohio Spiderwort Seeds Ohio Spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    Tradescantia ohioensis is one of the native "Spiderworts" that are perfect for wild gardens. Rose to purple blooms. Perennial
  21. 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
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    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.
  22. Purple Monkey Flower Seeds, Mimulus ringens, Monkey Flower

    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkeyflower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial...

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    Monkey Flower Seeds Monkeyflower Mimulus ringens
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    Mimulus ringens. This is the Eastern Monkeyflower with bright blue/purple blooms. Loves wet ground in sun. Perennial
  23. Purple and White Five Spot Seeds, Nemophila maculata, Five Spot or Buffalo Eyes

    Also called "Buffalo Eyes" this purple-spotted wildflower is happy in sun or part shade. To 1 ft, early season. Annual....

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    Five Spot Seeds Five Spot Nemophila maculata
    As low as $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.
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