2020-2021 Seed Sale

What to Know Before You Grow – Important!

Late fall and winter are ideal times of year to sow many of our native seeds, with a few exceptions. To ensure your success, please read through these resources before sowing seeds:

About Our Native Seeds

  • 75 species of wild type and open pollinated wildflowers, ferns, grasses and shrubs for a variety of growing conditions.
  • Unless otherwise noted, each seed package contains 50-100 seeds.
  • 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 all the help from our dedicated volunteers!

Sold Out?

  • Depending on each year’s harvest, most seeds marked as "Sold Out" will be replenished in October, November, and December. Make sure to check the WSP Shop throughout the fall to see if your favorite seeds are back in stock!

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Autumn and Winter Seed Sowing in Nine Easy Steps

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
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum 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 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
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
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
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
Virginia mountain-mint Pycnanthemum virginianum X X X X X
White snakeroot Ageratina altissima 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
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
Flowering raspberry Rubus odoratus X X X X X X
Hobblebush Viburnum lantanoides 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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