2017 Seed Sale

Three Native Plants Series

Three Native Plants SeriesTo help first-time seed sowers and/or to simplify the seed selection process, we have designed collections containing three seed varieties tailored to specific growing conditions.
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Wild Seed Project is pleased to offer seeds of 60 different species of wildflowers, ferns, grasses and shrubs, all hand-collected from plants growing in Maine. This year’s species grow in a variety of habitats, from hot and sunny to dry, wet or shady. Growing plants from seed is a rewarding process and does not take expensive facilities. Seeds can be planted in pots or a growing bed out of doors and will germinate when the conditions are ripe for each species. Fall and winter are great times to sow all native seeds!

If you are new to seed sowing, asters, milkweeds, coneflowers, meadowsweets, lobelia and wild strawberry are easy for beginners. Try a variety of different seeds, and you are sure to be rewarded with an abundance of native plants for your garden and/or to share with others. Look for species with a germination code A or B and gain some experience before trying those with codes D, E, F, G and ferns.

If you are a member, please log in before ordering to receive your discount. If you are a first-time orderer who wishes to become a member, purchase your membership first, then, in a separate order, log in and place your seed order. 

To get started, click on an image or plant name for a species’ description and growing conditions, as well as to purchase seeds. There is also a list of the species for sale sorted by scientific name. Unless otherwise noted, each seed package contains 50 to 100 seeds. Specific germination information can be found on the back of each seed package. For detailed propagation information refer to How to Grow Natives From Seed on our website, or see our November 2016 Native Plant Blog, Autumn and Winter Seed Sowing in Six Easy Steps.

Thank you for sowing the future landscape with native plants.

Wildflowers

2017 Seed Table

Wild Seed Project 2017 Seed Sale - 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
Aster, Blue wood Symphyotrichum cordifolium X X 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
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 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, 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
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
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 altissimo X X X X X
Wild leek Allium tricoccum 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
Virgin's-bower clematis Clematis virginiana X X X X X X X
 
Trees & Shrubs
Alternate-leaved dogwood (pagoda) Swida alternifolia 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 meadow-sweet Spiraea tomentosa X X X X X X X
Silky dogwood Swida amomum 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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