2020 Seed Sale

75 species of wildflowers, ferns, grasses and shrubs for a variety of habitats, from hot and sunny to dry, wet or shady.

All seeds are hand-collected in Maine from native gardens or from private lands with owner permission. Depending on each year’s harvest, most seeds marked as "Sold Out" will be replenished in the fall. Make sure to check our online store each fall to see if your favorite seeds are back in stock! 

Late fall and winter are great times to sow native seedsHowever, seeds with germination codes A or D can be sown in the spring. See our Native Plant Blog Autumn and Winter Seed Sowing in Six Easy Steps to help you get started. For more detailed propagation information refer to How to Grow Natives From Seed.

If you are new to seed sowing, aster, milkweed, coneflower, beebalm, beardtongue, lobelia and wild strawberry are easy for beginners. Try a variety of different seeds and be rewarded with an abundance of native plants for your garden and/or to share with others. Choose species with a germination code A or B to gain experience before trying those with codes D, E, F, G and ferns. Seeds can be planted in pots or a growing bed outdoors and will germinate when the conditions are right for each species.

If you are a member, please log in before ordering to receive your discount. If this is the first time ordering and you wish to become a member, you must purchase your membership first. Once you have purchased your membership, log back in as a member to place your seed order. This will ensure that you get the membership discount on your seed order.

Clicking on an image or plant name will bring up details for each species, including growing conditions, germination information, and allow you to add it to your shopping cart. Unless otherwise noted, each seed package contains 50-100 seeds. A plant species chart at the end is sorted by scientific name and plant characteristics for easy reference.

View all germination codes for native seeds.

Autumn and Winter Seed Sowing in Nine Easy Steps