A similar, but shorter species occurs farther south and is called "Southern Blue Flag." As with all irises, growing them from seed is not difficult, but may take some time. The plant must create its bulky roots before it can bloom.
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. Turtlehead is an easy-to-grow beauty that boasts dense spikes of pure white flowers on richly-green...
✓ Half Sun / Half Shade
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
A native prairie perennial, Rattlesnake Master is extremely adaptable and easy to grow, boasting bluish/green foliage and white blooms with unique seed pods that add texture after the blooms have finished.
This long-blooming annual is native to the United States and attracts pollinators to the garden. Small, bright-yellow blooms grow to be only about 12” tall and Dwarf Helenium requires no dead-heading for prolonged blooms.
It usually blooms with the goldenrods. There are now several hybrids offered for perennial gardens, but most wild gardeners think the wild version is best. Loves wet spots. Eupatorium fistulosum is a tall hardy flower of early fall.
Although it's a member of the mint family, this native variety is less aggressive and less fragrant than other mint varieties. This native beauty grows to be about 12-12” tall and thrives in full sun to partial shade, tolerating average to dry soil.
Wild Garlic is extremely easy to grow and thrives in almost any sun and soil type, making it a versatile choice for any meadow or garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
Soil Type: Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Mature Height: 18" tall
Mature Plant Size: 18" tall
Ideal Regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
A tough perennial that is easy to grow, Pearly Everlasting blooms from early summer through the fall. Painted Lady Butterflies love this native wildflower's gorgeous white blooms and the flowers are also commonly used in dried flower arrangements.
Remember, you are planting seeds, and they will take a year or more to make a bulb, and then the tall stem, buds and blooms can form, so be patient with your "Turk's Cap Lily." Lilium superbum is our most spectacular and largest native lily, a treasure...
We've put together two of our favorite annuals in our Zinnia and Cosmos Seed Collection. You'll enjoy visits from bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, along with plenty of flowers to cut for photo-worthy bouquets.
Compass Plant prefers full sun and can grow up to 10' tall, making it the perfect choice for a larger prairie or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
Soil Moisture: Average, Well Draining
Seed Life Cycle: Perennials
Native To: Most of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains
This native perennial offers cheerful yellow blooms in the summer months and grows to be about 3' tall. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
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...
But there are a few things you need to know. This tells you lavenders demand sharp-draining soils, never rich, damp and soggy. Of course, the farther north you are, the more plant you'll lose each year to winter kill.
Plant our Giant Swallowtail Nectar Collection to attract giant swallowtail butterflies – and other pollinators – to your garden. Zinnia, Sunflowers, Swamp Milkweed, Rue and Showy Goldenrod provide blooms year after year.
An upright, shrubby variety, this native wildflower offers up bright yellow blooms in July to August, attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to the garden or meadow. In autumn, the foliage turns to red and black seed pods form, helping to feed birds.
✓ Full Sun
✓ Soil Enhancer
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Shooting Star seeds prefers moist, cold stratification. This will break seed dormancy and increase the germination rate. The flowers are arrayed on a tall stem, they are star shaped, and they're pointed straight down.
The Painted Lady Nectar Collection attracts gorgeous painted lady butterflies to your garden with a variety of pollen-rich and host plants that are necessary to their survival. This easy-to-grow collection features one biennial (Hollyhock) and four perennials...
✓ Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Seed Life Cycle: Mixture of Annuals & Perennials
Is It Storable?: Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
This easy-to-grow collection features a variety of nectar-rich varieties that monarchs rely on and need to survive. Zinnia, Wild Bergamot, Purple Coneflower and two varieties of Milkweed provide food, shelter and breeding grounds for monarchs in your...
But as Mr. Boland points out, there's no reason eastern and mid-western gardeners cant enjoy Ice Plants. Looking for a unique addition to your garden or meadow this year? You'll be amazed at the big show! The Ice Plant story.