Native Seeds

When Will Your Seeds Arrive?

Mid-November through January are the ideal months to sow many native seeds. We ship orders on a rolling basis, starting in September, to make sure they arrive during this timeframe. Thank you for your patience as we strive to meet the high volume of orders that come in during this time of year.

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About Our Seeds

  • We carry 75 species of wild-type and open-pollinated wildflowers, ferns, grasses and shrubs for a variety of growing conditions.

  • Staff and trained volunteers hand-collect, clean, and package all seeds from native gardens or private lands with owner permission in Maine. Wild Seed Project greatly appreciates our dedicated seed volunteers!

  • Out-of-stock species will be replenished as seeds are harvested, cleaned and packaged, typically between September through December.

  • Unless otherwise noted, each seed packet contains 50-100 seeds.

New to Native Seed Sowing?

Seed Sowing Graphic illustration by Jada Fitch Wild Seed Project

Illustration by Jada Fitch

Wildflowers

Wild Seed Project would like to thank the many volunteers who help with seed cleaning, packaging and collecting the seeds. If you have skills or are interested in helping with this effort, please let us know at info@wildseedproject.net.

Native Seed Table

Native Seed Table - Plant Characteristics
Light Conditions Soil Conditions Height Bloom Time
Common Name Latin Name Full Sun Part sun / Part shade Deep Shade Dry Moist Wet Low
< 12"
Medium
12"-24"
Tall
>24"
Spring
April-Jun
Summer
July-Aug
Fall
Sept-Oct
Wildflowers
Anemone, tall Anemone virginiana X X X     X   X  
Aster, Blue wood Symphyotrichum cordifolium X X X X X     X       X
Aster, Flax-leaved stiff Ionactis linariifolia X X   X     X X
Aster, Large-leaved wood Eurybia macrophylla   X X X X X X X
Aster, New England Symphyotrichum novae-angliae X X   X X X
Aster, Smooth blue Symphyotrichum laeve X X   X X X X
Aster, Tall white Doellingeria umbellata X X   X X X X
Aster, White wood Eurybia divaricata X X X X X X X
Beardtongue, Foxglove Penstemon digitalis X X   X X X X
Beardtongue, Northeastern Penstemon hirsutus X X X X X
Beardtongue, Small's Penstemon smallii   X   X X X X
Bee-balm, Spotted Monarda punctata X X X X X X
Bee-balm, Wild Monarda fistulosa X X X X X X
Bellflower, Scotch Campanula rotundifolia X X X X X
Bellflower, Tall American Campanula americana X X X X X
Black bugbane Actaea racemosa X X X X X
Blood-root Sanguinaria canadensis X X X X
Blue cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides X X X X X
Blue iris Iris versicolor X X X X X X
Blue lobelia Lobelia siphilitica X X X X X X X
Blue vervain Verbena hastata X X X X X X
Blue-eyed-grass Sisyrinchium montanum X X X X X
Bluets, Quaker ladies Houstonia caerulea X X X X X X X
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum X X X X X X
Bowman's root Gillenia trifoliata X X X X X X
Broad-leaved mountain mint Pycnanthemum muticum X X X X X X
Bunchberry Chamaeper-iclymenum canadense X X X X
Cardinal-flower Lobelia cardinalis X X X X X X
Closed gentian Gentiana clausa X X X X X
Coastal Joe-Pye weed Eutrochium dubium X X X X X
Coneflower, Black-eyed Rudbeckia hirta v. pulcherrima X X X X X X X
Coneflower, Three-lobed Rudbeckia triloba X X X X X X
Culver's-root Veronicastrum virginicum X X X X X X
Eastern shooting star Dodecatheon meadia X X X X X
Golden alexander Zizia aurea X X X X X X
Golden groundsel Packera aurea X X X X X X X
Goldenrod, Blue-stem Solidago caesia X X X X X
Goldenrod, Downy Solidago puberula X X X X
Goldenrod, Seaside Solidago sempervirens X X X X
Goldenrod, Zig-zag Solidago flexicaulis X X X X X
Heart-leaved Alexanders Zizia aptera X X X X X X
Hoary vervain Verbena stricta X X X X
Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphyllum X X X X X X
Jacob's-ladder Polemonium reptans X X X X
Jewelweed Impatiens capensis X X X X X X X
Milkweed, Butterfly Asclepias tuberosa X X X X
Milkweed, Common Asclepias syriaca X X X X X
Milkweed, Swamp Asclepias incarnata X X X X X X
New York ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis X X X X X
Nodding onion Allium cernuum X X X X X
Pale jewelweed Impatiens pallida X X X X X X X X
Partridge pea Chamaecrista fasciculata X X X X
Pearly everlasting Anaphalus margaretacea X X X X X
Pink-corydalis Capnoides sempervirens X X X X X
Plantain-leaved pussytoes Antennaria plantaginifolia X X X X X
Poke milkweed Asclepias exaltata X X X X X X
Red baneberry Actaea rubra X X X X X
Red columbine Aquilegia canadensis X X X X X X
Spotted crane's-bill Geranium maculatum X X X X X
Sundial lupine Lupinus perennis X X X X X
Tall anemone Anemone virginiana X X X X X X X
Turk's-cap lily Lilium superbum X X X X X
Virginia mountain-mint Pycnanthemum virginianum X X X X X
White baneberry – Doll's eyes Actaea pachypoda X X X X X
White snakeroot Ageratina altissima X X X X X
White turtlehead Chelone glabra X X X X X X X
Wild leek Allium tricoccum X X X X X
Wild lettuce Lactuca canadensis X X X X
Wild monkshood Aconitum uncinatum X X X X
Wild sarsasparilla Aralia nucicaulis X X X X X X
Wild strawberry Fragaria virginiana X X X X X X X
 
Ferns
Christmas fern Polystichum acrostichoides X X X X X
Northern lady fern Athyrium angustum X X X X X
Northern maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum X X X X X
 
Grasses
Canada wild rye Elymus canadensis X X X X X
Little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium X X X X X
Switch panicgrass Panicum virgatum X X X X X X
 
Vines
Trumpet honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens X X X X X X X
Virgin's-bower clematis Clematis virginiana X X X X X X X
Wild cucumber Echinocystis lobata X X X X X X X
 
Trees & Shrubs
Alternate-leaved dogwood (pagoda) Swida alternifolia X X X X
American honeysuckle Lonicera canadense X X X X X
Black elderberry Sambucus nigra X X X X X X
Bush honeysuckle Diervilla lonicera X X X X X X X
Flowering raspberry Rubus odoratus X X X X X X
Hobblebush Viburnum lantanoides X X X X X
Maple-leaved viburnum Viburnum acerifolium X X X X X X
New Jersey tea Ceanothus americanus X X X X
Red elderberry Sambucus racemosa X X X X X
Rosy meadowsweet Spiraea tomentosa X X X X X X X
Silky dogwood Swida amomum X X X X X X
Small bayberry Morella caroliniensis X X X X X X
Smooth arrowwood Viburnum dentatum X X X X X X
Virginia rose Rosa virginiana X X X X X
White meadowsweet Spiraea alba X X X X X X X
Winterberry holly Ilex verticillata X X X X X X
Witch-hazel Hamamelis virginiana X X X X X X

 

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